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Competing protests in Lebanon bring thousands to the streets

WorldNews Sunday, 3 November 2019 ()
Competing protests in Lebanon bring thousands to the streetsBEIRUT — Tens of thousands of people held competing rallies in Lebanon Sunday, including thousands who flocked to the presidential palace in support of the country's president and others who gathered in downtown Beirut as part of ongoing protests that aim to sweep from power Lebanon's entire political elite. The leaderless anti-government movement has united Lebanese from various religious sects, who are calling for the overthrow of the political system that has dominated the country since its 1975-1990 civil war. The agreement ending the war distributed power among Christians, Shiites and Sunnis, but led to decades of corruption and economic...
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News video: Thousands gather on Beirut's streets for anti-government protest

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Protesters gathered at Martyrs' Square following smaller demonstration earlier in the day supporting President Aoun.

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