COVID DEMOC Middle East -- USAGM
When the pandemic struck the Middle East, mass protests in Lebanon and Iraq mostly disbanded as both governments imposed strict lockdowns. But in the months that followed, many protesters returned to the streets – poorer and angrier than ever before. And like protesters in the U.S. and around the world, gaping inequalities are at the heart of their grievances. VOA’s Heather Murdock reports from Istanbul with Ali Khedr in Beirut.