Lebanon: Riot police disperse protesters as scuffles break out amid rally

25 октября 2019 г. 21:22

Riot police chased anti-government protesters to disperse them as they engaged in scuffles in central Beirut, on Friday. Footage shows groups of protesters clashing, throwing punches, and running away from riot police. Protesters involved in scuffles were also heard chanting «Allah, Nasrullah and Dahieh» amidst a heavy police presence. Lebanon was swept up in protests last week over economic stagnation and corruption. The trigger was a raft of new taxes, also targeting WhatsApp calls, designed to tackle the country's high public debt.

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