Political tension rises as people take to the streets of the city of Tripoli, Lebanon
Protests erupted in Sunni regions across Lebanon on Monday as outgoing premier Saad Hariri's party accused the Shiite Hezbollah of staging a coup by imposing its candidate to head a new government.
Demonstrations broke out in various regions with a significant Sunni population where protesters burned tires and blocked major roads as they vented their anger, signalling future tensions and hostilities, at the likely appointment of billionaire Najib Mikati to replace Hariri, Lebanon's most popular Sunni leader.
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