By Wassim Saif Al-Din
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AA) – Lebanese security forces fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of retired soldiers in the capital Beirut amid protests against deteriorating economic conditions.
Hundreds of retired soldiers gathered outside the government headquarters in central Beirut to demand better pay, according to an Anadolu reporter.
Protesters waved banners calling for improving living conditions amid a collapse of the local currency.
Lebanon’s currency registered 110,000 against US dollar on Tuesday.
Security forces fired tear gas to disperse the protesters as they attempted to break through the fence leading to the government headquarters.
Injuries were reported among protesters.
Since 2019, Lebanon has been facing a crippling economic crisis that, according to the World Bank, is one of the worst the world has seen in modern times.
*Ikram Kouachi contributed to this report