Dozens of people were reported wounded after police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters in downtown Beirut on Saturday.
Protesters were filmed near Martyrs’ Square throwing tree branches, stones and fireworks at police, who were guarding the entrance to a road leading to the parliament building.
Injured people can also be seen receiving medical assistance as others were being taken into custody by the security forces.
According to reports, demonstrators made their way through Beirut city centre and tried to storm the Parliament building before violence erupted.
The recent round of protests has been sparked by a delay in the formation of the new government.
Lebanon has been swept with protests over economic stagnation and corruption since October 2019. The trigger was a raft of new taxes, also targeting WhatsApp calls, designed to tackle the country’s high public debt.