Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

World

Lebanon financial crisis: The people robbing banks to get their own money

More than a dozen banks have been raided in Lebanon this year by customers demanding to take out their own money.

On Tuesday, even a member of parliament and a retired diplomat staged sit-ins at their bank branches.

Lebanon is facing a devastating financial crisis and banks have enforced tight withdrawing restrictions.

The BBC’s Rachael Thorn has spoken to one woman who stormed a bank with a toy gun, to take out $13,000 of her family’s cash.

Advertisement

Producer: Ghassan Ibraheem

Filming: Rachael Thorn and Lee Durant

You May Also Like

European Union

After a Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine was detained, U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi announced that the man responsible has been released....

United States

The goal is “energy security,” lobbyists said, although clean-energy advocates counter that wind and solar provide more protection from boom-and-bust oil markets. Russian troops...

World

For many years we have seen how the Soft Power used by the Kremlin works exclusively through culture, exhibitions, musical groups presentations, etc. It...

United States

The body of the stone dealer had been decaying for several weeks by the time it was found in an Upper West Side apartment....