Protesters form a human chain between police and demonstrators right after a clash to prevent more violence on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. (The Daily Star)
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Police used batons to beat back protesters who crossed a barbwire barrier near the Grand Serail Tuesday, wounding at least two people, hours after authorities removed a giant concrete wall that had been erected one day earlier at the same location."Remove your dogs, o Machnouk," the protesters chanted minutes after the brief clash, calling on Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk to hold back police.After riot police ended their offensive and withdrew to their original positions, dozens of protesters formed a human chain to prevent more violence -- holding back infuriated fellow protesters who intended to retaliate against the police. An hour later, the protesters were divided into several groups and riot police withdrew further down the Banks Street, which is adjacent to Riad al-Solh.
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