Lebanon police fire tear gas at protesters amid Beirut riots

Associated Press |
Published: 01.18.20 , 18:15
Riot police fired tear gas and sprayed water cannon near parliament in Lebanon's capital Saturday to disperse thousands of protesters after riots broke out during a march against the ruling elite amid a severe economic crisis.
The riots began when some protesters started throwing stones at police deployed near the parliament building while others removed street signs and metal barriers and hurled them at security forces. Protesters also threw firecrackers at police.
The Lebanese Red Cross said it took 30 people to hospitals, while 45 others were treated on the spot.