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Thousands of people Sunday took to the streets in separate marches and rallies to mark Lebanon's 72nd Independence Day after official ceremonies were cancelled for the second consecutive year over the absence of a president.A Lebanese Army marching band also partook in the march.Separately, hundreds of people also joined a march organized by the We Want Accountability activist group from Beirut's Mathaf area toward Downtown Beirut's Martyrs' Square, holding Lebanese flags and white flowers.The rally was joined by the You Stink movement and other civil society groups.Another rally organized by the independent coalition of Lebanese labor unions, joined by Change is Coming and the August 29 movement, commenced near the World Bank headquarters in Downtown Beirut at 12 pm and headed toward Martyrs' Square.The remarks came in a small rally staged near the Grand Serail in Beirut's Riad al-Solh Square.Families of Lebanese who went missing during Lebanon's 1975-1990 Civil War also took part in the rallies.Many other civil society movements from across Lebanon joined the big rally in Martyrs' Square, where tents were erected and flyers were distributed.
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