Retired soldiers and policemen demanding better pay have clashed with riot police and troops in Lebanon’s capital.
Lebanon protesters try to storm government headquarters
Lebanese security forces have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters, mainly retired soldiers, who tried to break through the fence leading to the government headquarters in downtown Beirut.
The violence came amid widespread anger over the harsh economic conditions in the country where mismanagement by the ruling class has been rampant for years, preceding the economic meltdown that started in late 2019.
The retired soldiers and policemen demanding better pay clashed with riot police and troops.
Several people suffered breathing problems from the tear gas.