How Lebanon’s Uprising Pushed PM to Resign in Just 13 Days
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FEATURING JACKSON ALLERS – It took just 13 days of sustained protest in Lebanon to force the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. In the biggest protests since the Cedar Revolution, Lebanon’s masses took to the streets demanding a change in government and economic reforms. They formed a human chain around the country. And now, even after Mr. Hariri’s announced resignation, they say they want more.
Today we’ll go to Lebanon to speak with a journalist who is based there and who has had a firsthand view of the uprising.
Jackson Allers, lived and worked in Beirut, Lebanon for 13-years as a documentary filmmaker and news correspondent. He has reported and produced films and radio documentaries from the region for outlets like the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, Free Speech Radio News, Democracy Now!, and Vice.