The government of Lebanon was forced to turn back on its decision to levy tax on WhatsApp after an aggressive protest by the citizens. Lebanese government levied a $0.20 daily charge on voice calls made through WhatsApp and other similar apps.
Protests erupt in Beirut after Lebanon's government announces a tax on WhatsApp and other internet calls https://t.co/TvajbDYiA9 pic.twitter.com/ut4FhTek3j— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) October 17, 2019
Tax on WhatsApp (and other apps) were levied on by the Lebanese government in their effort to tackle an economic crisis. However, heated protest between people and security forces forced the reversal of decision.
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Dozens of people were injured in the protests which are said to be the largest such faced by the nation for years.
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