Author: Antonia Williams-Annunziata
The economic crisis, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, has made life for migrants in Lebanon even worse.
“European Union member states are co-opting the pandemic to reinforce deadly border policies,” said Haidi Sadik, a spokesperson at Sea-Watch.
Authorities fear both that organized crime groups will exploit the crisis and that spontaneous revolts will result from growing livelihood concerns.
Could Italy’s problems also arise in Lebanese hospitals?
Riot police in Lebanon were shooting rubber bullets and tear gas canisters directly into crowds at chest-level.
Clashes between protesters and security forces left more than 300 people wounded over the weekend,.
Reports suggest that 50 protesters were detained.
“I am here to clear my name.”