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Water cannon, tear gas fired at protesters near Lebanon parliament

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Security forces fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters near Lebanon’s parliament building on Wednesday as the country marked the first anniversary of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut port.

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Demonstrators, angry over a lack of justice for the blast’s victims and a severe deterioration in living conditions, had been throwing stones at the building, with some trying to climb its gate.

At least six people were injured in the vicinity, a security source told Reuters.

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