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Citizens rob banks for own savings: Lebanon’s economic crisis leads to desperate measures

In #Lebanon, most depositors have been locked out of their savings since a financial #crisis took hold three years ago. Now some of those customers are taking matters into their own hands by holding up bank branches. One woman, Sali Hafez, has been celebrated as a hero after using what turned out to be a toy gun to demand the return of her savings to help pay for her sister's medical treatment. Our #Beirut correspondents Serge Berberi and Rawad Taha spoke to Bassam Sheikh Hussein, a man who was arrested after carrying out another of these so-called bank heists. 🔔 Subscribe to France 24 now: 🔴 LIVE - Watch FRANCE 24 English 24/7 here: 🌍 Read the latest International News and Top Stories: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Discover the news in pictures on Instagram:


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