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Beirut: protesters clash with police outside Lebanon’s parliamentary precinct

Thousands of protesters have taken to the parliamentary precinct in the capital demanding the fall of the government days after a major explosion rocked Beirut, killing 159 people injuring more than 6,000. The protests began at sunset and continued into the night, with demonstrators clashing with police and soldiers. The demonstrations  come as two government ministers and a string of MPs resigned from their posts, loosening the government’s already parlous grip on power
Beirut explosion: protests outside parliament call for fall of government