Beirut shaken by ‘barbaric’ protests crackdown

FILE PHOTO: Protesters smash the window of a bank as demonstrations against the government continue in Beirut, Lebanon January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

BEIRUT (Reuters) – An upsurge of violence in Lebanon’s protests against the ruling elite, with police meting out beatings and protesters hurling stones, has alarmed rights groups and whipped up public fury. After a brief lull in largely peaceful protests since October, people filled the streets again this week, angry at a political class that […]

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