Students in protests refuse to return to class

Lebanese media reported that university students in Lebanon have refused to resume classes and decided instead to remain with the street protests until their demands have been met, reports the Middle East Monitor.

This followed a decision by a number of universities, including the only government-run higher education institution, the Lebanese University, to reopen, despite the ongoing unrest.

Lebanese universities closed their doors on Friday 18 October, one day after the start of the wave of protests triggered by the government’s plan to impose new taxes. On Wednesday morning 23 October, the education minister said that he would leave it up to the boards of each university to decide whether to stay closed or resume classes.
Full report on the Middle East Monitor site