The What’s App tax that downed a Prime Minister

Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri

A tax on What’s App calls was the last straw for the people of Lebanon, stressed by rising prices and an economy in trouble.  In a country where Shiite, Muslim and Christian sectors don’t always get on, they forgot their religious differences and took to the streets. The two weeks of   protests  have stopped the country and now  resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

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