Anti-government demonstrators take pictures of a metal sculpture spelling out the word ‘revolution’ topped by flames [Mohamed Azakir/Reuters]
Hundreds marched in Lebanon’s capital to mark the first anniversary of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform.
A whirlwind of hope and despair has gripped the country in the year since protests began, as an economic crisis and a devastating port explosion two months ago pushed Lebanon deeper into decay.
While the turmoil led to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, politicians have since failed to form a government capable of addressing the country’s challenges.
Two governments have resigned since the movement started but the country’s barons, many of them