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Lebanon: Protesters and security forces clash in Beirut03:10

Lebanon: Protesters and security forces clash in Beirut

Lebanon, Beirut
August 7, 2020 at 03:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters clashed with security forces near Lebanon's parliament buildings in Beirut on Thursday.

A group of protesters threw chairs and projectiles, while riot police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters.

Protesters demanded the resignation of government, blaming government corruption for Tuesday's port explosions that injured thousands and caused widespread destruction in the city.

The protests came as French President Emmanuel Macron made a visit to Beirut, urging the government to enact reforms before it accepts international aid. The president warned that Lebanon would "continue to sink" if it failed to address its present political system.

Lebanon: Protesters and security forces clash in Beirut03:10
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Protesters clashed with security forces near Lebanon's parliament buildings in Beirut on Thursday.

A group of protesters threw chairs and projectiles, while riot police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters.

Protesters demanded the resignation of government, blaming government corruption for Tuesday's port explosions that injured thousands and caused widespread destruction in the city.

The protests came as French President Emmanuel Macron made a visit to Beirut, urging the government to enact reforms before it accepts international aid. The president warned that Lebanon would "continue to sink" if it failed to address its present political system.

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