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Head of the caretaker government in Lebanon: Road blockages do not reflect the Lebanese

The head of the caretaker government in Lebanon, Hassan Diab, said at the beginning of the meeting of the Higher Defense Council today; I understand the pressures you are under during this difficult time. According to a press release.


Diab added; I understand the situation of the military, who is asked to confront those who raise slogans of objection to the living, social and financial conditions.



Caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab stressed at the beginning of the meeting of the Higher Defense Council that there is a difference between objecting and attacking people and their property and livelihood. Blocking roads does not express people, blocking roads happens against people.


He concluded that the chaos, the breaking of cars and the assault on the army are not an expression of objection.


In a related context, the Association of Banks in Lebanon had decided to close all branches of banks operating in Lebanon today, Tuesday, in solidarity with the management of the Lebanese Swiss Bank and its employees, and in protest against the attack on the bank and its employees at the headquarters of the General Administration in the Hamra region at the hands of a group of members of one of the associations.

In a statement, the Association of Banks condemned the assault and all forms of physical and moral violence against the employees of the Lebanese Swiss Bank and its innocent clients who were present at the scene.

The association also denounced the acts of sabotage and damage to the bank's files at the hands of the aggressors, wishing a speedy recovery to the injured employees in the hospitals.

The association called on the competent judicial and security agencies to prosecute and prosecute the aggressors in implementation of the laws, and to provide all necessary conditions to ensure the proper functioning of the Lebanese banking sector and the safety of its employees and clients.

Dozens of members of an association in Lebanon had gathered in front of the headquarters of the Lebanese Swiss Bank in the Hamra area of ​​Beirut to protest the bank's closure of the association's bank account. Some also stormed the bank's headquarters and attacked a number of employees.

The bank responded with an official statement in which it confirmed that it had closed the account of one of the associations in compliance with a circular to the Central Bank of Lebanon, and the judiciary also issued a ruling rejecting the lawsuit filed by the association to open the account.

The bank added that today, about 100 people affiliated with the Boys Association came to the bank and occupied the general administration building of the bank and beat the employees, injuring 3 of them. They also forced the bank’s managers, under the pressure of beatings and violence, to make cash transfers to Turkey.