Lebanon protests: Central bank criticised as currency plummets

Opposition politicians believe the ruling alliance led by Hezbollah is trying to take control of the central bank.

Protesters in Lebanon have been defying a lockdown and curfew to continue anti-government protests.

Demonstrators blocked roads and fought with police while denouncing the worsening economic crisis.

Last week, Lebanon’s currency reached new lows against the dollar – sparking calls for the central bank governor to resign.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon.