10:05 GMT31 July 2021
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    Lebanese army arrived in the country’s capital Beirut as clashes between activists and security forces left scores of people injured, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, local media reported that around 40 people were hospitalized in the second consecutive day of clashes between the police and the demonstrators, who have been protesting against government inaction. One activist died in the hospital from his injuries.

    Later Sunday, the Al Arabiya television channel reported citing sources that the Lebanese army arrived in the city. Local journalists said on Twitter that the troops have shot down entrances to the city, with armored vehicles present at the scene.

    The demonstrators clashed with the police forces on Wednesday, protesting against the inability of the government to clean up the country of uncollected rubbish.

    Clashes in Beirut renewed on Saturday when the police dispersed the anti-garbage demonstrators crying out anti-governmental slogans near the parliament with teargas, rubber bullets and water cannons.

    As many as 50 people were reportedly injured on Saturday, while as many as 200 received on-site medical assistance on Sunday.

    Lebanon has been suffering from a political vacuum after then-President Michel Suleiman stepped down in 2014, and parliament repeatedly failed to agree on a candidate.


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