Lebanese protest: Tear gas and water cannon fired
Oct.9, Beirut: Peaceful protest in Lebanon has been intervened by the security forces. The security forces have used tear gas and water canon against protestors in the capital Beirut to protest against the government.
At least 27 people have been detained in Thursday said an activists. The protest was held against the ongoing garbage crisis. Protesters would continue to stay in streets until the detained are released.
The Lebanese Red Cross said 35 people were treated for suffocation.
The protesters had gathered in downtown Beirut with the aim of reaching Nejmeh Square, where the parliamentary building is located but security forces erected concrete and metal blockades to prevent them from advancing forward.
The Oslo Times