What Are Protests in the Middle East Signaling?

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Protesters came out in support of Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Sunday but they were followed by anti-government protesters who have been calling for a change in the ruling class.   Prime Minister Saad Hariri stepped down last week under pressure from protesters.

Meanwhile, there is growing unrest in Baghdad as protesters there blocked one of the capital’s main traffic routes, also demanding changes in government.  Iraqi President Barham Saleh has said that Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will step down if there is cooperation on finding his replacement.  

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