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Lebanon: Clashes erupt between protesters and security forces for 2nd night in row over lockdown03:35

Lebanon: Clashes erupt between protesters and security forces for 2nd night in row over lockdown

Lebanon, Tripoli
January 27, 2021 at 03:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters clashed with law enforcement officers in Tripoli on Tuesday, for the second consecutive night of anti-government protests decrying the COVID-19 lockdown, as civic discontent grows over poor economic conditions.

Dozens of anti-government protesters could be seen throwing Molotov cocktails, rocks and other projectiles at security forces in riot gear who responded with tear gas. Armoured vehicles were deployed to disperse the protesters who had set several fires near Nour Square.

Civic unrest grows in the country following the government's response to the outbreak of COVID-19 during already strenuous economic conditions.

Earlier in January, the Lebanese government has imposed severe social restrictions to public life including a curfew between 18:00 (16:00 GMT) and 05:00 (03:00 GMT) in a bid to control community spread of the virus.

Lebanon: Clashes erupt between protesters and security forces for 2nd night in row over lockdown03:35
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Protesters clashed with law enforcement officers in Tripoli on Tuesday, for the second consecutive night of anti-government protests decrying the COVID-19 lockdown, as civic discontent grows over poor economic conditions.

Dozens of anti-government protesters could be seen throwing Molotov cocktails, rocks and other projectiles at security forces in riot gear who responded with tear gas. Armoured vehicles were deployed to disperse the protesters who had set several fires near Nour Square.

Civic unrest grows in the country following the government's response to the outbreak of COVID-19 during already strenuous economic conditions.

Earlier in January, the Lebanese government has imposed severe social restrictions to public life including a curfew between 18:00 (16:00 GMT) and 05:00 (03:00 GMT) in a bid to control community spread of the virus.