2019–20 Lebanese protests
Central Bank Governor Riad Salame says the economy of Lebanon is "days" away from collapsing.
The Lebanese government votes 49–13, with eight abstentions and the rest boycotting, to pass the government budget in the midst of escalating protests. The budget projects a deficit of six percent, with no new taxes and most of the cuts going to the state utility company Électricité du Liban. Economists criticize the bill for failing to address the issues that caused the protests.
Lebanon forms a new government with former American University of Beirut professor Hassan Diab as its Prime Minister, ending a three-month deadlock. Protestors subsequently march on Parliament to protest the new government.
The Lebanese Army clashes with supporters of Hezbollah and Amal Movement in Beirut. The Shiite Islamists were attempting to attack an anti-government protester camp in Martyrs' Square.
Clashes between protestors and security forces at a protest camp in Beirut leave dozens of people injured.
Days after Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned, both France and Hezbollah call for quick formation of a new government, saying that reforms are needed to deal with Lebanon's economic crisis.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri submits his resignation to President Michel Aoun.
Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah calls on his supporters to leave the protests, warning the government's resignation will lead to "chaos" and "civil war". It comes the day after Hezbollah supporters violently clashed with protestors in central Beirut.
The Lebanese government passes a series of economic measures, such as slashing government wages and extending financial aid to poor families, in an attempt to placate protestors.
The government withdraws the controversial tax plan. Despite this, protests continue, with participants swelling to tens of thousands and them now calling for the downfall of the government. Prime Minister Saad Hariri gives his government 72 hours to resolve the country's worsening economic crisis.
Hundreds of protestors march across Lebanon over the government's proposal to tax numerous goods, such as tobacco and WhatsApp calls. Police respond by firing tear gas on those in Beirut.