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Lebanese protesters dig in for long haul

Lebanese protesters dig in for long haul

Beirut - By early afternoon, scuffles broke out in the epicentre of the protests in central Beirut.



By AP

Published: Fri 25 Oct 2019, 11:23 PM

Last updated: Sat 26 Oct 2019, 1:42 AM

Hundreds of Lebanese protesters set up tents, blocking traffic in main thoroughfares and sleeping in public squares on Friday to enforce a civil disobedience campaign and keep up the pressure on the government to step down.
By early afternoon, scuffles broke out in the epicentre of the protests in central Beirut, when supporters of the powerful Lebanese militant Hezbollah group entered the area to reject chants against their leader, Hassan Nasrallah, who was named by the protest movement as one among the political elite who must leave. "Nasrallah is more honourable than all of them," the pro-Hezbollah protesters chanted. They scuffled with the protesters who were previously in the square until riot police tried to break up the fight.


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