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Beirut shaken by ‘barbaric’ protests crackdown

Beirut shaken by ‘barbaric’ protests crackdown

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  1. Did they already forget 1975-1989ish?

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-protests/beirut-shaken-by-barbaric-protests-crackdown-idUSKBN1ZF282) reduced by 75%. (I’m a bot)
    > BEIRUT – An upsurge of violence in Lebanon's protests against the ruling elite, with police meting out beatings and protesters hurling stones, has alarmed rights groups and whipped up public fury.

    > Activists believe police violence may indicate Lebanon's establishment has lost patience with protesters and is also stung by public wrath against banks, which have curbed access to savings and blocked most transfers abroad. Human Rights Watch's Beirut director Lama Fakih told Reuters the group was concerned at excessive force by security forces amid rising frustrations on both sides.

    > On Thursday, lawyers, journalists and activists gathered at the interior ministry and the justice palace in Beirut to complain about police violence.

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  3. Lebanon has so many amazing people that it should be amazing country. The Lebanese Americans I’ve met have been nearly universally awesome. Iran holds the country hostage and has for decades. Fortunately I think this is a setback in an otherwise positive trajectory. Lebanon will be an amazing place once they sort out their problems.

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