Courtesy: ANI

Heavy clashes broke out in Lebanon on Saturday between protesters and the riot police, causing at least 100 injuries, local media reported.

The clashes broke out following the attempts by protesters to break barbed barriers set up by security forces at the entrance of the roads leading to the parliament’s headquarters.

Protesters threw stones and tree branches at security forces, while riot police responded by using water cannons and tear gas.

Security forces issued a statement calling on peaceful protesters to move away as the riot police were being attacked at the entrance of the parliament.

Lebanon has been witnessing nationwide protests since October last year against the ruling political class.

Protesters have been demanding a technocrat government of independent ministers capable of implementing reforms and fighting against corruption.

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