11 injured in Lebanon anti-govt protests
Updated Jun 13, 2020
Two protesters were injured in Beirut's Downtown and transported by the Lebanese Red Cross to the hospital while nine others were injured in protests in Tripoli, north of Lebanon and sent to a local hospital, reports Xinhua news agency.
Nationwide demonstrations resumed on Friday evening in Lebanon against the dire living conditions in the country.
rotesters set fire to a famous office building in Beirut, and destroyed shops in the same building which caused heavy damage.
Riot police used tear bombs in an attempt to disperse protesters and stop them from destroying properties in the area.
Demonstrations have also resumed in other regions of the country where protesters cut off roads and burned tires.
Lebanon has witnessed anti-government protests since October 17, 2019.
The protests led to the resignation of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and appointment of Hassan Diab to the post.