Aug 23, 2015

Police fire tear gas at protesters in Beirut for second day

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese riot police fired tear gas and water cannons for the second consecutive day in downtown Beirut Sunday as they battled protesters with batons and stones — a marked escalation of mass demonstrations against an ongoing trash crisis. The violence came hours after Prime Minister Tammam Salam hinted he might step down following violent protests Saturday that injured more than 100...

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