Protesters block a main Lebanon highway over gas prices


MTV reported that protesters blocked the Sawfar highway to protest against the increase in gas prices.

The highway is the main road that links Beirut and Damascus, Syria

The Crude oil futures which determines the price of refined fuels is currently over $111, which is about 20 % higher than it was a month ago


Protesters also blocked the Beirut – Damascus highway with burning tires

they also blocked the entrance to the resort town of Aley .

The army reportedly intervened to reopen the road