Lebanese protesters used sandbags and bricks Monday to block a main street outside the country\u2019s central bank, protesting financial policies they say deepened a liquidity crunch.\r\nLebanon is facing its worst economic crisis in decades, with the local currency losing over 60 percent of its value to the dollar over the last weeks while sources of foreign currency have dried up. Meanwhile, banks imposed informal capital controls limiting withdrawal of dollars and foreign transfers in the country that relies heavily on imports of basic goods.\r\nPanic has set in among residents who fear their deposits are in danger.\u00a0Nationwide protests\u00a0for three months have failed to pressure politicians to form a new government to institute drastic reforms.\r\nThe incumbent prime minister Saad Hariri resigned in late October. The president after consulting parliamentary blocs designated a new prime minister in December, who has yet to form a new Cabinet amid deep political divisions.\r\nAfter weeks of calm, protesters threatened to launch a week of protests, culminating in civil disobedience, demanding the immediate formation of a government to deal with the severe financial crisis.\r\nLate Monday, dozens of protesters blocked a main thoroughfare in central Beirut. The brief closure ended with limited scuffles with the police. Protesters then moved to outside Banque Du Liban, installing sandbags and bricks to block the street. \u201cDown with the bank rule,\u201d chanted the protesters. In a video posted by the protesters, they said the roadblock is to respond to the banks blocking depositors accessing their accounts.\r\nThe National News Agency reported protesters also blocked a main road in the southern city of Sidon.\r\nNationwide protests began in mid-October denouncing years of government mismanagement and corruption, demanding the political elite to step down.