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Libano. Beirut e la ‘sicurezza’ controversa (Tom Perry, Issam Abdallah and Timour Azhari, Reuters)

In the darkness of Beirut’s unlit streets, men wielding batons and torches are taking security into their own hands in an initiative they hope will keep neighbourhoods safe but critics see as a worrying echo of Lebanon’s troubled past. The neighbourhood watch, launched earlier this month in some of Beirut’s most salubrious streets, is the latest symptom of the crisis that has afflicted Lebanon since its economy collapsed in 2019, paralysing much of the state and fuelling poverty in the worst shock since the 1975-90 civil war.

Beirut ‘neighbourhood watch’ echoes troubled past | Reuters