Activists protest the extension of the Parliament mandate in Beirut, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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Lebanese protesters rage against Parliament's 'democratic disgrace'Seventeen months after packing their tents and clearing downtown Beirut in disappointment, rage-fueled anti-extension activists, armed with tomatoes and eggs, returned Wednesday to shame lawmakers who overwhelmingly voted to extend their terms by more than two and a half years. Tents and activists blocked the entrance ways to Nejme Square, where Parliament is located, with protesters taunting MPs as they arrived in tinted-window vehicles, accusing them of disgracing the country's democratic system. The few dozen protesters who turned out to denounce the extension Wednesday appeared relatively small compared to last year's protest, which drew hundreds, signalling a growing mood of hopelessness in the country.
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