Protesters carry banners and Lebanese flags during a You Stink march in Beirut.
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Twelve activists from the You Stink campaign were beaten up and dragged out of Nejmeh Square in Downtown Beirut Thursday during a mock celebration to mark the anniversary of Parliament's vote to extend its term, with one man requiring hospitalization.Parliament, located in the square, extended its own mandate for a second time on Nov. 5, 2014 for two years and seven months, angering civil society activists who say the move violates the Constitution and etches away at some of the country's perceived democratic principles.
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