Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Tuesday afternoon that he is tending his resignation to Lebanese President Michel Aoun amid anti-government protests throughout the country.

He conceded that he has “reached a dead end.”

The protests began as response against a now-scrapped government plan to tax WhatsApp calls, and expanded into demonstrations against government corruption and economic trouble, which includes Lebanon having one of the highest debt levels globally.

The government includes the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hezbollah.

Banks have been closed for 12 days with schools and other places also not open.

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