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Lebanon: Security Forces Use Excessive Force Against Protesters

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Expand People running away as Riot Police fire tear gas on protests in downtown Beirut on October 18, 2019. © 2019 Tariq Keblaoui   (Beirut) – Lebanon’s security forces used excessive and unnecessary force against protesters in downtown Beirut on October 18, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. The Internal Security Force’s riot police fired tear gas at thousands of largely peaceful protesters, including children, in downtown Beirut. The army cleared the areas, sometimes using excessive force, as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at fleeing protesters.   The anti-government demonstrations,…

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