Protesters shout slogans in front of the Interior Minsitry in Beirut, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Dozens of protesters blocked a major road outside the Interior Ministry in Beirut Friday for two hours, demanding the release of their comrades arrested during an anti-government rally one day earlier that spiraled into violence.Activists say more than 60 protesters are being held by police at different facilities across the capital, accused of participating in clashes with security forces in Downtown Beirut Thursday night. "They beat us, they called us animals, they gave us no food and they treated us very badly," Sleiman told reporters outside the Military Court in Beirut.She and the three other freed women had just joined fellow lawyers, activists and families protesting outside the Military Tribunal to demand freedom for the more than 60 protesters detained during Thursday night's rally in Martyrs' Square.
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