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Roads blocked in Lebanon as protests enter third week

AFP , Thursday 31 Oct 2019
Lebanese riot police officers remove anti-government protesters as they dismantle a roadblock in the ring-bridge in the Lebanese capital Beirut on October 31, 2019 AFP
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Demonstrators kept up their roadblocks across Lebanon on Thursday, as their unprecedented protest movement demanding systemic political change entered its third week.

Traffic came to a standstill on major highways, as protesters erected metal barricades.

They waved through security and medical personnel, in a scene that has become routine since a proposed tax on calls via messaging apps first drew protesters onto the streets on October 17.

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