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Fresh protests erupt in Lebanon amid public fury over Beirut port blast, legal system and financial issues

Added 02-22-21 03:37:03pm EST - “Fiery clashes between protesters and police have erupted in Lebanon, as public anger grows over the port explosion in Beirut and other escalating issues, including overseas students being blocked from receiving money.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Fresh protests erupt in Lebanon amid public fury over Beirut port blast, legal system and financial issues”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Footage posted online showed protesters fighting with Lebanese security services outside a military court in the capital on Monday after judges ruled that six demonstrators in Tripoli had committed "terrorism and theft."

مواجهات امام المحكمة العسكرية بين القوى الامنية والمتظاهرين وحالات اغماء في صفوف اهالي الموقوفين من ثوار طرابلس امام المحكمة العسكرية بعد صدور حكم على ابنائهم بتهمة ارهاب وسرقة #لبنان_ينتفضpic.twitter.com/ECUOHMgMT0

Some 30 people have been arrested in the city of Tripoli in recent weeks after attending demonstrations against Lebanon's corruption-fuelled economic crisis, which has been made worse by the pandemic and the August 4 port blast that killed 200 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.

Other videos posted on Monday showed protesters burning tires on a main road in Beirut, while a crowd gathered outside what was reported to be the house of the judge who handed down the Tripoli charges.

Some of those protesting were also venting their anger at the country's banks, which are reportedly delaying their implementation of the so-called "Student Dollar Law," which allows students to receive money while studying overseas.

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