FPM supporters protest at Martyrs's square in Beirut, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Thousands of Free Patriotic Movement supporters gathered in Martyrs' Square in Downtown Beirut Friday for a massive demonstration aiming at exerting political pressure on the government to accede to the party's demands.The demonstration also attracted a number of Hezbollah supporters, one of whom was waving the party's flag.Aoun had made three public calls to mobilize supporters for the demonstration last week, saying that the movement also aims to pressure to the government to adopt a new electoral law and a number of administrative reforms.The protests began after a clash between FPM's ministers and Prime Minister Tammam Salam in the Cabinet, after which the party announced that it would prevent the body from making any decisions before a new Army chief was appointed. You Stink have insisted on opposing all political parties in the government including the FPM, prompting scathing media attacks by the party's activists and officials.
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