Blom Bank in Beirut, Lebanon, where a group of depositors, including a woman with a toy gun, demanded access to their savings. Photo: EPA-EFE
Blom Bank in Beirut, Lebanon, where a group of depositors, including a woman with a toy gun, demanded access to their savings. Photo: EPA-EFE
Middle East

Woman with toy gun grabs trapped savings from bank in Beirut

  • Sali Hafez said she needed to fund her 23-year-old sister’s cancer treatment, but the bank said she could only have US$200 a month in Lebanese pounds
  • Lebanon’s cash-strapped banks have imposed strict limits on withdrawals of foreign currency, tying up the savings of millions of people struggling to cope

Blom Bank in Beirut, Lebanon, where a group of depositors, including a woman with a toy gun, demanded access to their savings. Photo: EPA-EFE
Blom Bank in Beirut, Lebanon, where a group of depositors, including a woman with a toy gun, demanded access to their savings. Photo: EPA-EFE
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