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Lebanon: Excessive Force Against Protesters

Expand Security forces fire tear gas at protesters in downtown Beirut on December 14, 2019. © 2019 Jacob Russell   (Beirut) – Lebanon’s security forces used excessive force against protesters, some of whom threw fireworks and rocks, during demonstrations in downtown Beirut on December 14 and 15, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces launched large quantities of teargas at protesters – not only to disperse them but also as they tried to leave, shot protesters with rubber bullets, and sprayed them with water cannons. Security forces also violently beat some protesters, causing…

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