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.
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.
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.
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 Lebanese government has announced economic reforms after meeting to discuss a rescue plan for the country's crumbling finances. With public discontent widespread, mass protests have continued.
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