Lebanese police fire tear gas as clashes with protesters resume in Beirut's centre

Lebanese police fire tear gas as clashes with protesters resume in Beirut's centre
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  • calendar-gray 18 January 2020

Protesters from across Lebanon flocked to Beirut earlier in the day to attend the "Saturday of outrage" rally near the parliament building against economic mismanagement and the weakening national currency, APA reports citing Sputnik..

At least 75 people were injured during the violent clashes between the protesters and the police, the TV channel Al Hadath reported, citing the Lebanese Red Cross.

​Clashes with law enforcement ensued as protesters were throwing stones and metal rods at officers and eventually attempted to storm the fences of the parliament building. 

 

 

 

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