Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri submits government resignation

Lebanon's banks have been closed since the start of the demonstrations

  
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri speaks during a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon October 18, 2019.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri speaks during a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon October 18, 2019.

REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri submitted his government's resignation on Tuesday.

Protestors have been sweeping the country for the second week, accusing the Lebanese national unity government of corruption and mismanagement of state finances.

Lebanon’s banks have been closed since the start of the demonstrations.

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(Reporting by Gerard Aoun, editing by Seban Scaria)

(gerard.aoun@refinitiv.com)

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