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Fiery demonstrations hit Lebanon for third day

lebanon, protests, third day

Beirut - In central Beirut, the mood was fiery and festive with protesters of all ages waving flags and chanting for revolution.



By Reuters

Published: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 11:49 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Oct 2019, 1:52 AM

Thousands of demonstrators poured into Lebanon's streets on Saturday for a third day of anti-government protests, directing growing rage at a political elite they blame for driving the country to the economic brink.
In central Beirut, the mood was fiery and festive with protesters of all ages waving flags and chanting for revolution outside upmarket retailers and banks that had their storefronts smashed in by some rogue rioters the night before.
From the south to the east and north of Lebanon, protesters marched, blocked roads, burned tyres to keep the momentum going despite gunmen loyal to Shia Amal movement appearing with heavy guns to scare them away.


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