According to local media reports, on the 23rd, a large number of demonstrators continued to cut off the main road in the northern city of Tripoli to protest against the interruption of income and difficulties in life caused by the lockdown.
On the same day, some people protested in front of Saida City Hall against the extension of the “stay-at-home order” without guaranteeing milk powder, food, medicine and other necessities of life.
In the face of the rapidly worsening epidemic, the Lebanese authorities decided to implement the “stay-at-home order” from the 14th of this month, which once triggered panic shopping among the public, and some shelves such as supermarkets were swept away.
On the 21st, the authorities announced that the “stay-at-home order” would be extended for two weeks, until February 8.
This move triggered protests from people in Beirut, Tripoli and other parts of the country, cutting off roads and even physical clashes with the military.
According to reports, on the 23rd, the Lebanese Free National Front called on the government to strengthen epidemic prevention and control measures, and called on Prime Minister-designate Hariri to see the danger of lag in forming a cabinet.