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First Death Reported in Nationwide Protests Wracking Lebanon

A Lebanese anti-government protester waves a Lebanese flag in front of burning tires that block the main highway linking the city of Tripoli to Beirut at the coastal city of Byblos, north of the capital, Nov. 13, 2019.

A local official for a Lebanese political party was shot dead by soldiers trying to open a road closed by protesters in southern Beirut late Tuesday, the army reported, marking the first death in 27 days of nationwide protests.

An army statement said the man was shot in the Khaldeh neighborhood after an altercation during which a soldier opened fire to disperse the crowd, hitting one person. It said the army command had opened an investigation into the killing after arresting the soldier.

The incident was sure to inflame tensions already running high in the country, which has been engulfed by nationwide read more >>>

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