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Burning Tires, hand Grenades: What's Happening in Lebanon

Burning Tires, hand Grenades: What's Happening in Lebanon

Mass protests continue in Lebanon, triggered by restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

In the northern city of Tripoli, protesters threw a hand grenade toward City Hall, injuring one police officer, according to the Lebanese Interior Ministry.

Demonstrators used three live grenades in clashes with law enforcement on Wednesday. According to the latest reports, 12 law enforcement officers were wounded as a result. One officer has been hospitalized in serious condition.

According to photos published by Reuters, protesters pelted security forces with stones, burned car tires, and built barricades out of garbage cans.

More than 200 people were injured when protesters clashed with security forces. Demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails at City Hall. When the police responded with gas, water cannons, and rubber bullets, the protesters took up live grenades.

We should also remind you that in the summer of 2020, mass protests erupted in the country after the powerful explosions that severely destroyed the Lebanese capital Beirut.

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