Anti-govt protest turns violent in Beirut

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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