Lebanese Protests – level 3

25-10-2019 07:00

Currently, Lebanon has serious economic problems, and Lebanese people shouldered higher taxes.

Then, when the government wanted to tax messaging platforms, people went out to the streets to protest, so the government removed the tax.

However, the protesters did not stop. Now they want new politicians in the government that do not belong to political groups, and they asked for 30 politicians to give up their jobs to technocrats. Since then, four politicians have quit their jobs.

The government met to make economic changes, such as by reducing the leaders’ pay by half. The president also met with some protesters, but most do not believe that the current government will fix these problems.

Difficult words: shoulder (carry, deal with), platform (a website or a program), technocrat (a politician who has technical knowledge of running a government).

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