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Lebanon: Protect Protesters from Attacks

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Expand Violent groups attacked anti-government protesters and torched their tents in downtown Beirut, Lebanon on October 29, 2019. © 2019 IBRAHIM AMRO/AFP via Getty Images (Beirut) – Lebanese security forces have failed to stop attacks on peaceful demonstrators by men armed with sticks, metal rods, and sharp objects, Human Rights Watch said today. The security forces have also used excessive force to disperse protests and clear roadblocks. Lebanese authorities should take all feasible measures to protect peaceful protesters and refrain from forcibly breaking up peaceful assemblies. Human Rights…

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