During the weekend, protests against the economic misery of the people led to fierce fights between the masses and the security forces.

Sine Thursday hundreds of people gathered to the streets in Beirut and Tripoli at different places to protests against the living conditions and the increasing poverty of the people due the economic crisis, which is also exacerbated by the corona pandemic. Shortly before, the value of the domestic currency had fallen to its lowest point, since October the Lebanese pound has lost 70% of its value.

In the northern city of Tripoli, the army dispersed hundreds of protesters shouting "revolution, revolution". Demonstrators had thrown stones and Molotov cocktails towards the soldiers and damaged the facades of several banks and shops. Soldiers responded with tear gas.

In Beirut Protesters blocked highways erected barricades and set tyres to fire. The deployed police forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds. These attacks were answered by the masses with stones and fireworks. Armoured vehicles were also seen rolling onto the streets. In central Beirut round about 200 persons on mopeds attacked shops and banks, setting some of them to fire.

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Already last weekend clashes between government supporters, anti-government protesters and security forces occurred during protests.