Hundreds of people rallied in Downtown Beirut on Sunday, October 6, 2019, to protest Lebanon’s weakening economic and living conditions.
Lebanon MP Paula Yacoubian joined the protest saying "It is our right to protest." and “the decision is [in the hands of] the people. The people of Lebanon are told to remain at home ... but the real anger [should be shown] on the streets.”
Lebanon's economy has not grown this year, and expanded by just a quarter of a percent in 2018.