Thousands protest against crackdown in Lebanon’s capital

Thousands protest against crackdown in Lebanon’s capital

Thousands of Lebanese people took to the streets in Beirut on Sunday to protest against the potential nomination of Saad Hariri as prime minister and in defiance of the violent crackdown on demonstrators by security forces the previous night.
Riot police had used tear gas and rubber-coated bullets beat and arrested protesters in an attempt to disperse rallies outside parliament in the capital overnight on Saturday.
The incident was one of the most violent crackdowns on protesters since nationwide anti-government demonstrations began two months ago, leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri on October 29.
Protesters want a new government of independent experts to be appointed to steer the country through its economic crisis, which they blame on policies adopted by the country's ruling elite. The demonstrators also want early elections to be held based on a new, non-sectarian electoral law.
Source:
www.aljazeera.com 15/12/19

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