Lebanese: Today, Tuesday, three Lebanese banks witnessed raids to obtain deposits and to protest against the imposition of fees on salaries.
The Depositors Association announced via its Twitter account today that a depositor stormed the BLC Bank’s Chtaura branch, demanding his deposit of $24,502.
The association indicated that a second depositor broke into the Tire branch of “Byblos Bank”, where he held hostages inside the bank, to demand his deposit of $44,000 to pay off his debts.
Today, a number of Qadisha Electricity employees stormed the branch of “First National Bank” in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, in protest against the imposition of fees on their salaries by the bank.
It is noteworthy that banks in Lebanon imposed restrictions on withdrawals and financial transfers as of the beginning of 2020, due to the financial crisis and prevented depositors from obtaining their savings.
The phenomenon of bank storming by a number of depositors was repeated during the month of September, when they detained employees and demanded their deposits, and they obtained some of them.
Banks closed their doors for a week, denouncing and denouncing what had happened, and took measures to prevent a recurrence of the phenomenon.