Violence breaks out again in Beirut

Hundreds of protesters gathered today in Riad al-Solh in renewed protests against the government’s inability to handle the trash crisis. Some protesters crossed a barrier and were beaten back by police with batons.

Advice For Travellers

Protests may continue since the focus of the demonstrations is evolving into demands for larger government reform.

To minimize safety risk, always avoid large public gatherings or demonstrations since even a peaceful situation can quickly and unexpectedly escalate.