Lebanon to release protesters detained after night of riots

Lebanese police arrest anti-government protesters after dispersing a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Photo: AP)

Lebanon's public prosecutor ordered the release Sunday of more than 30 people detained the previous evening, according to the National State News agency, in the worst day of violence since protests erupted three months ago.

The public prosecutor said all 34 arrested are to be released, except those other pending cases.

The clashes took place amid the backdrop of a rapidly worsening financial crisis and an ongoing impasse over the formation of a new government. The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned in late October.

Protesters have called for more rallies on Sunday.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06
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