Lebanese banks urge calm amid financial crisis, protests

  • A protester waves the Lebanese flag during ongoing protests against the government, in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Lebanon’s president is meeting with several Cabinet ministers and top banking officials in search for solutions for the deepening financial and economic crisis. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

  • Student protesters chant slogans during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government, in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Lebanon’s president is meeting with several Cabinet ministers and top banking officials in search for solutions for the deepening financial and economic crisis. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

  • A girl painted her face with the national flag during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government, in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Lebanon’s president is meeting with several Cabinet ministers and top banking officials in search for solutions for the deepening financial and economic crisis. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BEIRUT — Lebanese bankers and government officials tried to calm a worried public Saturday amid the country’s major financial crisis, telling them that all deposits are guaranteed and “there is no need for panic.”

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