Scuffles erupted on Tuesday between a group of citizens outside a gas station in the Lebanese region of Dora against the backdrop of filling gasoline, signalling that the worst is yet to come soon if the fuel crisis further exacerbates.
🛑يتداول ناشطون على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي فيديو يوثق إشكال حصل على احدى محطات البنزين في منطقة الدورة. pic.twitter.com/aUtnpZfsU5
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Lebanese citizens, who are still struggling to secure the most basic commodities in supermarkets and pharmacies, are recently waiting in lines for hours just to fill their vehicles with a small quantity of gasoline.
This comes as the U.S. dollar exchange rate has been skyrocketing with the Lebanese pound hitting today a record low of 15,500 to the dollar on the black market.
All these crises, added to the dire living conditions, are fueling tension and brawls among the people.
Brawls were usually seen in supermarkets as the people fought over subsidized goods, but now, after such goods have become scarce, scuffles have moved to gas stations where long queues of vehicles are waiting for their turn to get some fuel.