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Patut Dibaca, Sebuah Thread Berisi Penjelasan Tentang Mirisnya Kondisi Lebanon Sebelum Ledakan Besar di Beirut

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Bissan Fakih @BissanCampaigns

A video I received on WhatsApp of the scalr of explosion in #Beirut, confirming it was at the port. pic.twitter.com/bIkcyfsi0o

04/08/2020 22:29:01 WIB
โ™ก๏ธŽ @flickerwall

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๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

A THREAD EXPLAINING WHAT'S HAPPENING IN LEBANON! (and please don't ignore this a lot has been happening there for months)

05/08/2020 00:42:31 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

let's start with the prices and food situation. ever since 2019 the prices of food have increased by a huge percentage (56% to be exact) and the majority of the country right now is relying on food banks to get their basics. this started after anti-government protests +

05/08/2020 00:42:32 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

happened in October of last year and over 300k out of around 6 million in the country lost their jobs which means they also lost the ability to have money to buy their food, and if the country loses the money that's being used for stuff like feul, medicine and bread they'd have +

05/08/2020 00:42:32 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

a repeat of a famine that happened between 1915-18 that caused the country to lose about half it's population. so for now the rich people are rich and the middle class citizens are poor and the poor ones are destitute. MOST OF THEM CAN'T BUY THEIR NECESSITIES!

05/08/2020 00:42:32 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

now let's talk about the currency. in Lebanon they use lira (their main currency) and dollars since the economy there is heavily dependent on the exchange rate with US dollar, and many day-to-day transactions are done using both dollars and liras. so now if we wanna +

05/08/2020 00:42:33 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

connect that to the food situation we can say that two pounds of red meat that used to cost 9$ now cost around 43$ or around 65,000 liras. so since October the Lebanese currency (lira) has lost 80% of it's value.

05/08/2020 00:42:34 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

I already said before that protests occurred in Lebanese in October of 2019 but didn't explain why so here's why. these protests have originally began as a proposed tax on WhatsApp but grew into a movement against the Lebanese government for the following reasons:

05/08/2020 00:42:34 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

- epidemic corruption - failure to improve the economy - extreme income inequality - deteriorating living conditions

05/08/2020 00:42:35 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

now let's talk about class in Lebanese. The World Bank estimated in 2019 that 48% of the citizens lived below the poverty line, and you can imagine how things are almost a year later.

05/08/2020 00:42:35 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

I have no idea how to explain this so please take some time to read what's in the picture pic.twitter.com/4mcwCv5vGD

05/08/2020 00:42:39 WIB
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๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

we also can't forget that we're in the middle of a pandemic so here's how the situation been there pic.twitter.com/O4J8CjYj23

05/08/2020 00:42:43 WIB
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๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

tw// explosions I also wanna add that explosions have been happening in Lebanon and here are a few videos

05/08/2020 00:42:44 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

petitions don't do anything so share whatever you find and spread awareness, also donate if you can

05/08/2020 00:44:44 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

you can go to other_collective on Instagram to check their post about this, they also have other posts about other world issues

05/08/2020 00:45:49 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

LEBANESE VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD STOP CARING ABOUT THE WEST ALONE. people are dying in the middle east and no one fucking cares

05/08/2020 00:46:49 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

I've always seen Lebanon as one of the most beautiful countries out there and knowing this is happening there breaks my heart no joke

05/08/2020 00:57:29 WIB
๐˜ณ๊ชฎ โ @FLICKERWALL

@MayoEyo so far I don't know an exact reason to be honest with you but everything's been a mess since the anti-government protests

05/08/2020 01:19:33 WIB
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