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PHOTO GALLERY: Clashes erupt at Lebanese veterans protest for better pay




A retired member of the Lebanese security returns a tear gas canister towards riot police during a protest demanding better pay in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. AP

A masked demonstrator holds spent tear gas canisters fired by security forces in clashes during a protest by retired Lebanese army and security forces veterans outside the government palace headquarters in the centre of Beirut on March 22, 2023, demanding inflation-adjustments to their pensions. AFP

Tear gas fumes fill the air during a protest by retired Lebanese army and security forces veterans outside the government palace headquarters in the centre of Beirut on March 22, 2023, demanding inflation-adjustments to their pensions. AFP

Lebanese special forces soldiers, right, remove their comrade who fainted from tear gas during a protest for retired army soldiers and other protesters who are demanding better pay, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. AP

Demonstrators walk through tear gas fumes during a protest by retired Lebanese army and security forces veterans outside the government palace headquarters in the centre of Beirut on March 22, 2023. AFP

Retired members of the Lebanese security and other protesters return tear gas canisters towards riot police during a protest demanding better pay in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. AP

A demonstrator prepares to kick a tear gas canister fired by security forces in clashes during a protest by retired Lebanese army and security forces veterans outside the government palace headquarters in the centre of Beirut on March 22, 2023. AFP

A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister fired by security forces in clashes during a protest by retired Lebanese army and security forces veterans outside the government palace headquarters in the centre of Beirut on March 22, 2023. AFP