Expressing their outrage at the ruling class, 100 women marched in protest on the eve of Mother’s day in Lebanon.
The mothers, along with their children, marched from an area once Beirut’s dividing line during the 1975-1990 civil war, to the city’s port, which saw a catastrophic explosion last year. The explosion was blamed on official negligence that killed more than 200 people and injured thousands.
The women, holding placards against the ruling class, with signs such as, “You have stolen our money and our children’s future”, chanted anti-government slogans as well.
Battling one of the worst economic crisis, Lebanon’s currency has lost almost 90% of its value against the dollar on the black market and consumer prices have soared.
More than 50% of Lebanese live below the poverty line, as per the UN and the unemployment stands at 39.5%.
While the government resigned after the port explosion, endless haggling between the main ruling parties has delayed the process of forming a new cabinet.