Security forces fired tear gas and used water cannons against anti-government demonstrators during the latest protest near the parliament building in Beirut, on Tuesday.
In other scenes, a female opposition protester was repeatedly struck by water cannon before finally being removed from a concrete wall by fellow demonstrators. The wall was built by authorities to keep protesters from getting close to the parliament.
The protesters were rallying against the new Cabinet, which is expected to submit its new policy statement ahead of a vote of confidence, and attempting to block MPs’ route to the legislature.
Lebanon has been rocked by months of anti-government protests since autumn last year. Demonstrators have been calling for an end to the current political class that they consider corrupt and incompetent, amid Lebanon’s ongoing financial crisis.
Thirteen consecutive days of protests at the end of October already helped force the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.