Lebanese reporter attacked on live TV at Beirut anti-trash protests


A Lebanese reporter was attacked live on TV as she was covering the Beirut anti-government protests against the country’s trash crisis on Saturday night.

The correspondent for private Lebanese television channel LBC was seen screaming as clashes between protesters and riot police turned violent.

Thousands of people came out to protest, calling on the government to step down for mishandling a dispute which left rubbish uncollected in the streets for weeks.

At least 35 people were injured as Lebanese police fired tear gas and water cannon and shots in the air, according to Reuters news agency.

Last Update: 09:41 KSA 12:41 - GMT 09:41