Whatsapp Tax Led High Official Resignation
A tax on using Whatsapp became the final straw for the residents of the Lebanon and it’s cost the country’s highest executive his job. Due to huge protests , Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from his office on Tuesday. Earlier this month , Lebanon’s Cabinet agreed a charge of 20 cents per day for calls via voice over internet protocol (VoIP), used by applications that includes FaceTime, Facebook and Whatsapp.
Lebanon’s Cabinet tax proposal met with anger ,especially among young people and those from lower income groups. After the Whatsapp Tax Proposal, protests packed road from Riad-Al Solh Square in Central Beirut all the way to Martyrs Square , chanting “revolution” and “the people want to take down the regime”. Due to such unprecedented protests against Government decision on VoIP Calling Tax , Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri resigned from his office.