Remembering the 4th of August.
Remembering the 4th of August
August 4th marks the commemoration of the catastrophic Beirut blast, which killed more than 200 people, injured more than 6,000, and destroyed large parts of city. Many people have not been able to come to terms to what has happened. This comes as no surprise since for many, everyday life has become a never-ending nightmare: the lack of medicine, the long queues in front of gas stations, or the collapse of the Lebanese currency are making daily life ever more challenging. Speculations on when the country would collapse have been looming. Yet, a country does not collapse overnight; the collapse is happening gradually.