After Lebanese revolt's fury, waning protests face long road

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After Lebanese revolt's fury, waning protests face long road

Women walk past a graffiti "Hope" painted on metals barrier that closed the entrance of a hotel that was damaged by Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
A man walks past the wall of United Nations Headquarters, decorated with graffitis painting in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, anti-government protesters shout slogans against the Lebanese government in Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Anti-government protesters stand next to fist with an Arabic word that reads "Revolution," at Martyrs Square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
In this two photo combination picture, top photo shows anti-government protesters gather around fist with an Arabic word that reads "Revolution," at Martyrs Square during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, June 6, 2020, and bottom photo shows anti-government protesters stand next to fist with an Arabic word that reads "Revolution," at Martyrs Square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. A year later, the protests have petered out. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
A man rides his scooter pasts a concrete wall that installed by security forces to don't let the anti-government protesters reach the parliament building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 file photo, Lebanese riot police fire tear gas during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, anti-government protesters light flares and chant slogans against the Lebanese government, in Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, a Lebanese security officer drags an anti-government protester, who was clashing with riot police during a protest, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 file photo, an aerial view shows anti-government protest, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

After Lebanese revolt's fury, waning protests face long road

Women walk past a graffiti "Hope" painted on metals barrier that closed the entrance of a hotel that was damaged by Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
A man walks past the wall of United Nations Headquarters, decorated with graffitis painting in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, anti-government protesters shout slogans against the Lebanese government in Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Anti-government protesters stand next to fist with an Arabic word that reads "Revolution," at Martyrs Square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
In this two photo combination picture, top photo shows anti-government protesters gather around fist with an Arabic word that reads "Revolution," at Martyrs Square during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, June 6, 2020, and bottom photo shows anti-government protesters stand next to fist with an Arabic word that reads "Revolution," at Martyrs Square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. A year later, the protests have petered out. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
A man rides his scooter pasts a concrete wall that installed by security forces to don't let the anti-government protesters reach the parliament building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 file photo, Lebanese riot police fire tear gas during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, anti-government protesters light flares and chant slogans against the Lebanese government, in Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, a Lebanese security officer drags an anti-government protester, who was clashing with riot police during a protest, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 file photo, an aerial view shows anti-government protest, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in protests nationwide that raised hopes among many for a change in a political elite that over that decades has run the country into the ground. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)