The United States intervened with a note of the american secretary of State Mike Pompeo inviting the new government to "fight corruption" and to "do real reforms and tangible", to "restore the confidence of investors and to unlock international assistance". "We urge the government, army and security forces," he added, Pompey - to ensure the security of the people who participated in the peaceful demonstrations. The violence and provocative actions have no place in political discourse".
The protests in Lebanon began on October 17, against the plan of the government of Saad Hariri to impose new taxes on various goods and services of wide use, including the messaging app WhatsApp, tobacco, and gasoline, and have then spread to the whole Country, challenging the government, the cost of living and the corruption of the system. The resignation of former prime minister rafik Hariri were not enough to stop the anger of the people of the cedar.