An anti-government protest decrying the dire economic situation in #Lebanon turned violent in #Beirut on Saturday, as groups of opposing protesters clashed with one another and with police.
Heavily armed police officers as well as members of the military were seen being deployed in Beirut, as they fired tear gas at protesters who hurled stones in return at them. A large group of demonstrators holding Lebanese flags and signs could be seen chanting at famous Martyr’s Square.
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Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.
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