Protesters clash with policemen during a protest against corruption and against the government's failure to resolve a crisis over rubbish disposal, near the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon August 23, 2015. The Daily Star/Mohamed Azakir
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The roughly 300-meter street is bookended on the east by the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque and the Grand Serail on the west, where the front line of the protest was demarcated by two rows of barbed wire laid across the street, two navy blue water cannons parked behind it.While most were standing peacefully, the dozens of young men at the very front repeatedly lobbed rocks, water bottles, firecrackers and other debris over the barbed wire.On my left, a group of young men were attacking the kidnapped serviceman family's tent closest to the Grand Serail.A few minutes later, at 9 p.m., a handful of young men began returning to the front line, throwing rocks and chanting "shabiha".At least a hundred young men had simply moved into the large parking lot across from the mosque.This meant going back to the southeast corner, and even though the young men beckoned to me that it was safe to join them, I decided to cut further south and head home.
Salameh sees stability in 2016 despite slowdown
Businessmen blast inertia on fiber-optic network
Berytech Fund II unveils over $7M in investments
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE