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Hundreds gathered in Riad al-Solh Square Wednesday evening to demand the release of protesters who were detained by police during a day of street action and clashes in Downtown Beirut which left at least 20 people wounded.Demonstrators soon managed to remove some of the barriers, leaving riot police and the protesters face to face.Police responded by attacking protesters with batons, kicking them and dragging them away. A Daily Star photographer saw two plainclothes policemen briefly being beaten up by riot police after being mistaken for protesters. After the first scuffle between protesters and police near An-Nahar newspaper's building, demonstrators began shouting at security forces demanding the release of activist Ali Sleem, who was the first to be detained Wednesday.Riot police eventually encircled protesters and pushed them back from the street leading to Nejmeh Square.One female protester collapsed on the ground after riot police began using batons to beat away demonstrators.
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