Offices of major Lebanese political parties set on fire by protesters

Uncategorized Taufiq Sugeng 15-Dec-2019

The offices of two major national political parties were set on fire on Sunday in Northern Lebanon.

The attacks came hours after Beirut was rocked by the most violent government crackdown on protests since demonstrations began two months ago. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, high pressured water cannons and rubber bullets to disperse anti-government protesters from the city center and around the parliament.

The clashes between government agents and civilian protesters in Beirut left more than 130 people injured according to the Lebanese civil defense and the Red Cross.

Protesters want a technocratic government unaffiliated with established political parties.