Police clash with anti-govt protesters in Beirut

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    Riot police briefly clashed Monday in Beirut with hundreds of protesters demanding the release of anti-government activists detained following clashes in northern Lebanon late last month.

    The protest outside Lebanon’s Military Court in Beirut began peacefully when scores of demonstrators gathered before they later cut a major road.

    Riot police used clubs to disperse the nearly 300 protesters who chanted pro-democracy slogans and the situation calmed down shortly afterward.

    The Lebanese army said it detained 17 people following last month’s protests in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon’s second largest.

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    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

    Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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