At least six policemen suffered injuries as protesters threw rocks and other projectiles at a police formation blocking the way toward Lebanon’s parliament, a heavily fortified square, Reuters reported.
This week’s parliamentary session aimed to find solutions to the country’s ongoing political crisis. A three-day “national dialogue” started on Tuesday, but was postponed until October 26 after Thursday’s clashes.
Disagreement between Lebanon’s main political forces has left the country without a president for more than a year. The Saudi-backed Sunni-led Future Movement is in direct confrontation with the Iran-backed Shiite party Hezbollah, with each party supporting confronting sides in neighboring Syria as well.