Lebanese security: 32 protesters arrested after Beirut clashes

Published August 24th, 2015 - 11:25 GMT

The Internal Security Forces said police arrested 32 "rioters" after clashes with anti-government protesters in Downtown Beirut Sunday left 99 policemen wounded.

An ISF statement also acknowledged that several protesters were wounded in the confrontation with police in Riad al-Solh in Downtown.

“The ISF regrets the events that accompanied the Beirut action, and confirms that its task is to protect the right to peaceful demonstration of citizens who do not resort to the use of violence or attack public and private property," the statement said.

The Lebanese Red Cross said a total of 402 people were hurt during clashes that broke out Saturday. 

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