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  Dozens injured as security forces clash with protesters in Beirut
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« on: January 18, 2020, 03:15:15 pm »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis-protests/dozens-injured-as-security-forces-clash-with-protesters-in-beirut-idUSKBN1ZH0FX
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Witnesses said riot police fired rubber bullets and used water cannons in the commercial district on Saturday night. Smoke billowed out of tear gas canisters encircling protesters as ambulances sped through the streets of the capital.

President Michel Aoun ordered the country’s army and security commanders to restore calm. Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as premier in October, said the clashes threatened civil peace. “It is an insane, suspicious and rejected scene,” he tweeted.

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The only threat to the peace and security of the people is, as evident in this case, the current use of the monopolization of violence done by the state
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