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Police in Lebanon Use Tear Gas at Protest Marking 1 Year Since Unrest Began

CAIRO (Sputnik) — Police in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Saturday used tear gas against protesters who were marking the one-year anniversary of the uprising in the country, media reported.

According to national broadcaster Al-Jadeed, the tear gas was deployed outside Lebanon’s central bank in Hamra street, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the dire economic situation.

Separately, citizens gathered in central Beirut’s Martyr’s Square where they unveiled a special torch monument to commemorate the movement, largely referred to as revolution. They lit the torch at 6:07 p.m. (15:07 GMT) to commemorate the victims of the Beirut port explosion in August this year, which killed around 200 people.

Other Lebanese cities also saw various gatherings and demonstrations with few incidents reported.

A source

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