It started over tax hikes, but it hasn't stopped there. Demonstrators in Beirut have been out on the streets for a fourth day of protests, demanding sweeping changes.
The top candidate to replace former premier Saad Hariri withdrew from consideration, after failing to secure the support of Lebanon's most senior Sunni cleric. The development could signal the return of Hariri to power.
Hours after demonstrators came out to support Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Sunday, anti-government protesters poured into the capital to demand an end to the ruling political class.
The prime minister said he was unable to end the widespread political unrest threatening to upend the economy. Protesters have taken to the streets for nearly two weeks to demand a new political system.
Tensions have increased in the Middle Eastern country as anti-government protesters and their opponents clashed in Beirut. Followers of Shiite groups have been roaming the streets chanting pro-Shiite slogans.
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