Violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters gripped sections of Beirut Sunday night, as part of a “week of rage” declared by protesters that has paralyzed much of the Lebanese capital.
Protesters were seen attacking bank branches and smashing the windows of one prominent cell phone company.
Some threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at police, who attempted to disperse protesters with tear gas. As clashes continued, security forces deployed water cannons and rubber bullets.
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More than 370 people wounded in Beirut, highest toll since protests started with the ‘Whatsapp tax’ — ABC News Online
Lebanese security forces, protesters clash in second day of violent escalation — France 24
Beirut turns into a battleground as clashes escalate — Al Jazeera
Lebanon on ‘brink of chaos and anarchy’ as peaceful protests turn violent — The Washington Post
‘Traitors’: Lebanese protesters recount taunts and abuse from police — National Interest