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Demonstrators hurl stones at police in second day of protests

Protest following Tuesday’s blast, in Beirut
Protest following Tuesday’s blast, in Beirut

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Protesters hurled rocks at security forces blocking a road near Lebanon’s parliament on Sunday in a second day of protests

against the government after a huge explosion last Tuesday killed dozens of people and injured thousands.

A Reuters correspondent said hundreds were converging on a main square where thousands of Lebanese protested on Saturday against a political elite they blame for the country’s economic and political woes

“We want to destroy and kill the government. They gave us no jobs nor rights,” said Nissan Ghrawi, a 19-year old unemployed demonstrator.

(Reporting by Michael Georgy, Writing by Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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