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Tue 11 February 2020:

Clashes erupted between protesters and Lebanese security forces when demonstrators attempted Tuesday morning to break through the cement barriers placed by the government around the Parliament.

Security forces fired tear gas and water canons at the stone-throwing protesters, who were seeking to prevent MPs and government officials from reaching the parliament for a vote of confidence in the new cabinet of Prime Minister Hassan Diab.

The government erected concrete barriers in downtown Beirut to try and contain the protesters, which had previously taken over parts of the city center as their own.

Government officials reportedly spent the night in the surrounding area overnight Monday to avoid any delays in reaching the parliament due to protests, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.

During the clashes, the Lebanese army tweeted that riots and violations of public and private properties are damaging the protesters’ demands.

Demonstrators have been taking to the streets of Lebanon since October and are fueled by deep resentment for a ruling class seen as mired in corruption, which drove the economy into crisis.

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