A Lebanese protester lifts a placard during a rally in downtown Beirut on the third day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption. Photo: AFP

Tens of thousands protest against tax increases and corruption in Lebanon for third day

  • Third day of action threatens to topple Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s fragile coalition government
Topic |   Human rights

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A Lebanese protester lifts a placard during a rally in downtown Beirut on the third day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption. Photo: AFP
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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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