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Hundreds of protesters took to Beirut's streets over the weekend following a week marked by civic anger and frustration over various issues.AT RELIGIOUS COURT Dozens gathered Saturday in front of the Higher Islamic Shiite Council, south of Beirut, to decry what they described as infringements on women's custody rights.In the Shiite sect, fathers automatically gain full custody of boys aged 2 or over. Daughters are allowed to remain in the mother's custody until they reach the age of 7 .The protesters Saturday also denounced perceived corruption in the religious courts.The rally came following the recent decision by a religious court judge to allow a mother, Rita Choucair – who is estranged from her husband – to see her 2-year-old son, Adam, for three hours each week, until a final decision is made on the matter.
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