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Dozens hurt as Beirut rubbish demos turn on government

Lebanese protesters wave the national flag in front of a barbed wire fence during a demonstration against the country's trash crisis on August 23, 2015 in the capital BeirutProtesters demanding the Lebanese government resign over its failure to remove uncollected rubbish from the streets clashed on Sunday with police in Beirut for a second day, leaving dozens injured. The demonstration in downtown Beirut turned violent when around 200 youths entered Riad al-Solh Square, hurling projectiles at security forces who responded by firing tear gas and water cannon. Officials said 43 protesters were hospitalised while 30 members of the security forces were also injured.

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