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'Lebanon is going backwards,' taxi driver-protester tells FRANCE 24

Screengrab, FRANCE 24 | Hassan, a 24-year-old cab driver in Dahiyeh, Lebanon.

Lebanon is one of the most heavily indebted countries in the world and now, for the first time in over a decade, the country is also running low on hard currency, specifically US dollars. Petrol prices as a result are on the rise and protesters are taking to the streets en masse.


FRANCE 24’s Nadia Massih, Zohra Ben Miloud and Mohamed Salem spent the day with a taxi driver from a Hezbollah stronghold to learn why he has decided to join the growing protest movement.

To watch their report from Dahiyeh, Lebanon, click on the player above.

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