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Two days after removing a giant concrete wall that was erected outside the Grand Serail to keep protesters out, Lebanese authorities installed large concrete blocks at the entrances of Nejmeh Square ahead of what is expected to be a massive protest planned for Saturday.Aug 19: Police installed barbed wire outside the Grand Serail and at Nejmeh Square's main entrances.Police forcibly dispersed the protestors by firing water cannons at them. Tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons were again employed as some protesters clashed with riot police. The peaceful protest turned into a riot late at night, as police engaged in running battles with demonstrators on Downtown Beirut streets and near Martyrs' Square. The wall was erected in the same area where police and protesters faced off Saturday and Sunday night.
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