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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will resign after anti-government protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will resign after anti-government protests

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  1. Holy shit. The Lebanese people did it! It seems like peaceful mass protest does work, despite all the nonsense reddit spews about protests being useless. Especially Americans, who somehow has it in their head that Protesters are lazy jobless people who should ‘go to work and stop wasting time.’

    Congratulations to the people of Lebanon, hopefully their new prime minister serves them better.

    Also, am American, have many friends who despite hating the political climate right now, are outright against protest of any form. I know not all Americans think like this, but a lot of the ones I know have this mentality and I live in an extremely liberal state/area.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/29/lebanese-prime-minister-saad-hariri-says-he-will-resign.html) reduced by 73%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his intention to resign from his position on Tuesday, nearly two weeks into mass anti-government protests that have gripped the Middle Eastern country of 6 million.

    > "I have reached a dead end today," Hariri said from Beirut, as he appealed to all Lebanese to "Protect civil peace." He addressed the country's political parties, saying it is "Our responsibility to protect Lebanon." He added that political positions come and go, but that the dignity and safety of the country was more important.

    > The protests, described as the country's largest in 14 years, have been unprecedented in their cross-sectarianism and scope.

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