Lebanon financial crisis: The people robbing banks to get their own money


Bank customers in Lebanon cannot withdraw more than $400 a month, owing to the financial crisis. …

More than a dozen banks have been raided in Lebanon this year by customers demanding to take out their own money.

On Tuesday, even a member of parliament and a retired diplomat staged sit-ins at their bank branches.

Lebanon is facing a devastating financial crisis and banks have enforced tight withdrawing restrictions.

The BBC’s Rachael Thorn has spoken to one woman who stormed a bank with a toy gun, to take out $13,000 of her family’s cash.

Producer: Ghassan Ibraheem

Filming: Rachael Thorn and Lee Durant


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