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    Protests started in Lebanon on Thursday after the government announced that it plans to charge 20 cents a day for calls via FaceTime and WhatsApp.

    People are taking to the streets of central Beirut to protest over the government's latest initiative to introduce a tax for the use of messaging applications.

    Earlier in the day, Lebanese security forces used tear gas and rubber batons to disperse crowds of protesters.

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