Anti-corruption protesters in Lebanon block Palace of Justice with garbage containers

TRIPOLI, Lebanon – Anti-corruption protests in Lebanon continue amidst government inaction. Demonstrators staged a sit-in in front of the entrance to the Palace of Justice in Tripoli, demanding the release of 28 people who were arrested for social media posts.

The protesters closed the road leading to the Palace of Justice with the containers of garbage and denounced widespread corruption in the government while the currency continues to collapse. Repeated appeals have been made to the Lawyers Association, a delegation of which participated in the protests.

Five judges were prevented from leaving their offices and dozens of lawyers were stopped from leaving the neighborhood with their cars as the protesters tried to take off the main gate of the Palace of Justice.

Security forces and the army were called in to break up the protests.