Lebanese troops clash with demonstrators protesting new Hezbollah-backed premier: witnesses

Lebanese troops clash with demonstrators protesting new Hezbollah-backed premier: witnesses
# 21 December 2019 02:17 (UTC +04:00)

Lebanese troops fired tear gas in Beirut on Friday to disperse hundreds of youths who were protesting against the designation of a new prime minister backed by Hezbollah and its allies, witnesses said, APA rpeorts quoting Reuters.

The protesters threw rocks and fireworks at the soldiers in clashes in the streets of the capital’s Corniche al Mazzraa district.

Hassan Diab, an academic and former minister, was designated as prime minister on Thursday.

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