Lebanon: The protests as symptoms of a failed and outlived political system.

Lebanon is currently facing the biggest and longest popular protest it has known, since its foundation in 1926.What started as a relatively small protest against a whatsApp tax turned into a national movement expanding to all regions, and pointed towards all the state dysfunctions.Unfortunately, Public Law and Political Institutions’ response came deceiving,and similarly to other protests and revolutions,the Lebanese movement faced a domino effect phenomenon:The initial distrust and dissent that sparked the protest was only amplified by the response of the political institutions.
This presentation aims to focus on the factors behind distrust and dissent that took citizens to the streets;the challenges the movement is facing and the general political and legal concepts used by institutions to discredit it; and finally an analysis of the deceiving governmental response (including the constitutional and legal violations through the process).