Saad Hariri resigns amid widespread protests

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Beirut

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri submitted his resignation on Tuesday in response to widespread protests against the country’s leaders. In a TV address to the nation Hariri said he had reached a “dead end,” and that he would submit his resignation to President Michel Aoun. Lebanon has been rocked by demonstrations against corruption and the countries political leaders. On Monday violence erupted when a mob loyal to Hezbollah and Amal attacked and destroyed a protest camp set up by anti-government demonstrators in Beirut. “For 13 days the Lebanese people have waited for a decision for a political solution that stops the deterioration (of the economy). And I have tried, during this period, to find a way out, through which to listen to the voice of the people,” Hariri said, reports Arab News.