Lebanese protests continued for the seventh straight day on Wednesday, as thousands of people attended demonstrations in several cities across the country.
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A Whatsapp tax sparked by protests in Lebanon last week. Government has enacted a plan to tackle grievances but HRW’s Lama Fakih argues they fall short.
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