A group of depositors staged a sit-in, on Wednesday, in front of the headquarters of the Banque du Liban, in the capital, Beirut, to demand the return of their money withheld in commercial banks.
The sit-in witnessed burning tires and throwing stones at the headquarters of the Banque du Liban in Beirut.
The sit-in was organized at the invitation of the “Cry of Depositors” association, to protest the circulars issued by the Banque du Liban, according to the correspondent of Al-Hurra TV in Beirut.
The exchange rate of the Lebanese pound against the US dollar continued to decline in the parallel financial market today, Wednesday, to exceed one dollar 56 thousand pounds, which caused confusion in fuel prices and the stopping of stations and centers for selling and distributing them from work.
And the official Lebanese News Agency reported that the depositors’ protests come in rejection of the circulars issued by the Banque du Liban, which were considered “unfair and unfair to depositors in Lebanese banks” and contribute to the theft of their money, fatigue and the sustenance of their children.-
The protesters, according to the same source, raised banners denouncing the policy of the Governor of the Banque du Liban, Riad Salameh, and all banks, and demanded the return of their money.
The protesters denounced “the unprecedented rise of the dollar against the Lebanese currency, mismanagement of the state, theft of its public facilities and resources, the greed of merchants, and uncontrolled prices,” according to the same source.
The protesters blocked the road with burning tires.
The sit-down accused the state of being “accomplices in this recklessness,” and criticized “the indifference of those responsible for the tiredness of people who are dying in front of the doors of hospitals, in addition to stealing the sustenance of their children and families.”