Cops use water cannons against lebanese demonstrators

14 may at the hospital after violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Beirut. There was tear gas in the air in several places in the c

Cops use water cannons against lebanese demonstrators

14 may at the hospital after violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Beirut.

There was tear gas in the air in several places in the central part of the Lebanon's capital, Beirut, while the security forces for the second day chased protesters near parliament.

Here was the Sunday back on the streets, although that was knocked down hard on them the day before.

the water cannons were put into the fight.

They were used by security forces and cops to shoot into crowds of several hundred demonstrators.

a total Of 46 have been treated for injuries, and 14 others have been taken to the hospital, informs the lebanese authorities.

The past days have offered some of the most violent clashes in the context of the wave of protests, as ago 17. October has marked Lebanon.

the Aim has been to protest against corruption in the government, headed by Saad al-Hariri.

The 29. October, Hariri himself from premierministerposten because of the pressure.

But he was looking still a transitional government until a new prime minister is appointed. Several protesters fear that he returns on a permanent basis.

the Demonstrators believe that a corrupt political elite have sent the country on a course towards the worst economic crisis since the civil war from 1975 to 1990.

- We are not going to disappear just. It is those who have looted the country. It is them that have put us in this situation. We will have our rights, says Nadine Farhat, a 31-year-old lawyer who took part in the demonstrations on Sunday.

the Clashes-hit a commercial area in Beirut and continued into the night. Soldiers from the army blocked several roads in the area.

The lebanese security forces announces that the first shot with tåregaspatroner, after protesters shot fireworks and threw stones, which led to more police officers were injured.

On Twitter asked the security forces the protesters to leave the streets.

Lebanon's main political parties have not been able to agree on forming a new government. Hariri is also expected to be appointed as prime minister again on Monday.

But the political boundaries can come to stand in advance of an agreement on a new government.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 16 December 2019, 05:00

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