BEIRUT — Drivers of tuk-tuks, three-wheeled taxi vehicles, cut off parts of the international highway in Akkar Wednesday morning to protest poor living conditions and high prices as the Lebanese lira reaches new lows, L'Orient Today's correspondent in the area reported.
The army later reopened the blocked roads.
On Tuesday, several roads were blocked by angry protesters across the country, after the Lebanese lira lost more of its value and traded at a record low of more than LL55,000 against the dollar on the parallel market.
The lira's fall has also seen rising prices of fuel, medicines and food.
In more than three years of economic crisis in Lebanon, the national currency has lost more than 97 percent of its value. Meanwhile, the Lebanese authorities continue to stall in adopting the necessary reforms to halt the country's economic and financial collapse.
Reporting contributed by Michel Hallak.