Policy Paper “Protests in Lebanon: The Rebirth of the Lebanese Unity”

Date of publication: November 19, 2019

Jana Samadová of Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague published a policy paper for Prague Centre for Middle East Relations (PCMR) of CEVRO Institute “Protests in Lebanon: The Rebirth of the Lebanese Unity” concerning development in Lebanon in the context of ongoing popular protests. On October 17, 2019, protests erupted all over Lebanon demanding the resignation of its political class. As protests quickly spread throughout the country, tens of thousands gathered under the Lebanese flag and anthem regardless of their religious affiliations instead of the political parties’ emblems and chants. As of November 18, the demonstrations are still not waning off despite the resignation of the PM Saad al-Hariri and his government and promises of economic, political and social reforms.