Lebanon crisis: Dozens hurt as police and protesters clash in Beirut

Lebanon crisis: Dozens hurt as police and protesters clash in Beirut
 

Clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, have left dozens of people wounded, witnesses say.
The violence began as demonstrators, who had been attacked during a sit-in by masked counter-protesters, tried to move into a square near parliament.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets, while protesters threw stones. At least 20 officers were also wounded.
Protests over economic mismanagement by the ruling elite began in October.
Saturday's events are some of the worst violence since the largely peaceful protests started. They triggered the... read more

 
15 December 2019 in World News, Views: 32
Source: BBC
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