Lebanon reportedly drops planned WhatsApp tax as protests sweep the country

CNET | 10/18/2019 | Carrie Mihalcik
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Lebanese protesters block a main road near Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport on Oct. 18, 2019.

Lebanon has reportedly withdrawn plans to impose a tax on WhatsApp calls as protests across the country continued on Friday. Demonstrators blocked major roads and in some cases set fire to buildings during nationwide protests over the government's handling of an economic crisis and accusations of corruption, reported CBS News.

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