Sputnik is live from Beirut, where anti-government demonstrators are rallying on Saturday amid the decline of the Lebanese pound against the dollar.
Last week, the Lebanese pound's exchange rate sank to 5,000 per $1.
Demonstrations in Beirut began in October 2019 after the government proposed a slew of new taxes to abate the economic decline. Though initially opposing the taxes, which included a proposal to tax the use of WhatsApp calls, they grew into a wide-scale movement against endemic corruption and mismanagement.
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