Lebanon: Protesters block roads and burn tyres to mark 90th day of anti-govt. demos

M/S Protester carrying Lebanese flag, Furn al-Shubbak, Beirut
W/S Burning tyres
W/S Burning tyres
W/S Burning tyres
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W/S Protester waving Lebanese flag
M/S Protesters
C/U Burning tyres
SOT, Mariam Dakash, Protester (Arabic): "We are on the ground, and we will remain here. It has been 90 days since we started it [demonstrations]. Today, we say that we will continue. We will not accept it any more when we see decisions that do not respond to the demands of those on the streets."
M/S Protester throwing tyres on road
M/S Burning tyres
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SOT, Gina Haddad, Protester (Arabic): ''They say the revolution is dead, but it did not, we all [represent] the revolution, [even if we were] in our houses [and didn't take to the streets]. In a matter of a second, the revolution can erupt. They [government] have one week, as people will take to the streets because they will lose their jobs. I, myself, receive [only] one quarter of my earned salary, while prices are increasing and they [government] don't care.''
M/S Protesters carrying metal pipe
M/S Protesters blocking road with metal pipe
M/S Protesters sitting on metal pipe
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M/S Protesters
W/S Members of Lebanese military
W/S Burning tyres
M/S Protesters
W/S Burning tyres and knocked-down recycle bin
M/S Members of Lebanese security forces
W/S Burning tyres and knocked-down recycle bin
C/U Protester wearing face mask
W/S Blocked road
W/S Check point of Lebanese military
M/S Protesters with Lebanese flags
M/S Protesters blocking road
M/S Protester burning tyres
M/S Protesters blocking road
W/S Protesters blocking road
W/S Protesters blocking road
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Anti-government protesters blocked major and minor roads with burning tyres in Beirut, Tuesday, as part of a "week of rage" announced in response to perceived corruption, harsh living conditions and a delay in the formation of a government.
Protesters responded to several calls on social media, to start the "week of rage" and to once again block the city's roads.
"Today, we say that we will continue [to demonstrate]. We will not accept it any more when we see decisions that do not respond to the demands of those on the streets," said one protester, Mariam Dakash.
Roads in many cities were blocked, from Tripoli in the north to Sidon in the south, causing heavy traffic jams.
''They say the revolution is dead, but it did not, we all [represent] the revolution," added another protester, Gina Haddad.
Lebanese security forces were deployed to open the roads and to prevent any potential escalations.
Lebanon has been swept with protests over economic stagnation and corruption. The trigger was a raft of new taxes, also targeting WhatsApp calls, designed to tackle the country's high public debt.

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