Lebanese reporter gets caught up in violent Beriut protests against trash crisis

Riot police bearing batons appear to swing toward the live TV correspondent, who gets pushed to the front line of clashes with protesters.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
August 23, 2015 17:19
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Lebanese reporter attacked at Beirut protests

Lebanese reporter attacked at Beirut protests

 
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A Lebanese TV correspondent on Saturday night was pulled into the calamity of street clashes in Beirut against Lebanon's trash crisis.

Footage shows the reporter from the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) screaming amid a live broadcast as she gets caught up in violence that breaks out between demonstrators and security forces.

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Riot police bearing batons appear to swing toward the broadcaster, who gets pushed to the front line of clashes with protesters.

Protesters called for a second day of demonstrations against Prime Minister Tammam Salam's cabinet on Sunday after at least 35 people were injured on Saturday night when security forces used water cannons and tear gas to disperse several thousand demonstrators in central Beirut.

The Lebanese prime minister threatened to resign on Sunday, warning rival parties in his unity cabinet that the state faced collapse because of paralysis that has come to a head with its failure to resolve a crisis over rubbish disposal.

Salam's government has suffered almost complete paralysis since it took office last year as wider crises in the Middle East, including the war in neighboring Syria, have exacerbated Lebanon's own political and sectarian divisions.

On Sunday, several hundred protesters gathered near the government headquarters on Sunday chanting anti-government slogans. Activists called for a bigger protest later in the day.


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