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Protesters block roads after Aoun's interview

Protesters burn tires in Beirut, Nov. 12, 2019. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: Protesters across Lebanon blocked roads and voiced their anger Tuesday night after the country's president called for those in the streets to go home.

In Beirut, the "Ring Bridge" was quickly closed and tires were set ablaze for a short period of time.

Protesters flooded a main intersection in the southern port city of Sidon and insisted that they would not reopen the road. In Naameh, young men blocked the main highway with burning tires.

Tripoli, which has been one of the most popular cities during the protests, saw hundreds gather.

The Lebanese Army intervened in some areas to reopen the blocked roads.

Aoun, in a televised interview, told protesters that they should head home or else the country was heading for a "catastrophe."

In Zouk Mosbeh and Jal al-Dib, north of Beirut, protesters rushed to the streets and blocked the highway in both directions.





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