A Lebanese demonstrator stands in front of a tyre fire during a protest in southern Lebanon on Friday. Photo: AFP

Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ‘totally corrupt’ ruling elite grows

  • Thousands march in streets, burning tyres and blocking roads as they demand that leaders step down
  • Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri blames political rivals, gives government 72-hour deadline to stop blocking his reforms
Topic |   Middle East

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A Lebanese demonstrator stands in front of a tyre fire during a protest in southern Lebanon on Friday. Photo: AFP
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