Lebanon’s politically influential Maronite Christian patriarch backed the long-serving central bank governor on Sunday, after the prime minister cast bank chief Riad Salameh as responsible for a currency crash that has worsened sharply in recent days.
Anti-government protesters chant slogans, during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government in front of the Central Bank, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP)
Lebanese security forces inspect the entrance of Fransabank branch in Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon after the attack on April 25, 2020. (AFP)