Protesters were marching to show their support for Lebanon's president. The demonstration near Michel Aoun's presidential palace in southeastern Beirut comes after more than two weeks of widespread anti-government demonstrations.
At least 200 people, including protestors and police, were injured as fresh demonstrations turned violent in Beirut. Citizens are protesting political paralysis that has led to a catastrophic economic downturn.
Police continue their clampdown on demonstrations in Lebanon. Three months into their protest movement, dissidents have turned on banks that are imposing informal capital controls to stave off a liquidity crunch.
President Michel Aoun has announced that former Education Minister Hassan Diab will become Lebanon's next prime minister. As the country is rocked by violent protests, Diab has vowed to quickly form a new government.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged protesters to back proposed economic reforms and said he was ready to hear their demands. Still, the unprecedented anti-corruption protests seem set to continue.
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