Protesters in Lebanon block roads with burning tyres and march in Beirut for a second day in demonstrations targeting the government over the country’s economic crisis.
In Lebanon’s biggest protest in years, thousands gathered outside the government headquarters in central Beirut on Thursday evening, forcing the cabinet to backtrack on plans to raise a new tax on WhatsApp voice calls.
Tear gas was fired as some demonstrators and police clashed in the early hours of Friday morning.
Habib Battah, an investigative journalist and blogger at Beirut Report, talks to Al Jazeera about the protests.
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