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Several detained, wounded in Beirut protest clash

Riot police used clubs, tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters who dismantled a security barrier in Downtown Beirut Thursday in a fresh attempt to access a heavily fortified square outside Parliament.

  • A protester flashes the V sign in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Protesters carry banners during a rally in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • A protester throws flower petals at riot police during a rally in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • Protesters shout slogans during a rally in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • Protesters remove metal barriers during a rally in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • Police use water cannons to disperse protesters in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • Protesters clash with riot police in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • A protester flashes the V sign as he stands in front of riot police in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • Police use water cannons to disperse protesters in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Police arrest a protester in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Protesters remove barricades in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

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