Lebanese security forces, protesters clash in Beirut

Published February 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

BEIRUT – Lebanese security forces fired water canon at stone-throwing protesters seeking to prevent MPs and government officials from reaching parliament on Tuesday for a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s new cabinet.

A protestor throws back a tear gas canister during a protest seeking to prevent MPs and government officials from reaching the parliament for a vote of confidence, in Beirut, Lebanon February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
A protestor throws back a tear gas canister during a protest seeking to prevent MPs and government officials from reaching the parliament for a vote of confidence, in Beirut, Lebanon February 11, 2020. (REUTERS/Aziz Taher/MANILA BULLETIN)

Tear gas wafted through central Beirut where security forces blocked roads leading to the parliament building in the already heavily barricaded downtown area. Protesters lobbed rocks over a concrete barricade toward security forces’ positions on one of the roads in the area.

 
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