Protests target Lebanon's banks over financial meltdown

By Justine Babin and Nada Maucourant Atallah

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In Lebanon, the lockdown on public movement introduced on March 15th to contain the coronavirus pandemic had the effect of largely knocking out the remains of an economy that was already on its knees, having shrunk by 6.9% of gross domestic product (GDP) last year and officially forecast to contract by a further 13.8% of GDP in 2020.