One dead and 226 injured emerge from protests concerning Lebanon lockdown

Protesters and security forces clashed in northern Lebanon on the night of 27 January, leading to the death of a 30 year old man.

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The violent confrontations, which first started on 25 January, emerged as a consequence of dire living conditions and extreme lockdown measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The nightly protests in the city of Tripoli have led to many people taking to the streets, leading to communal damages to the municipal building and vehicles nearby. Frustrations were also taken out by protestors through rocks thrown to special forces, which were later met with a strong response.

Amid the chaos, national news agencies and local sources have reported that one person died from his wounds, while 35 injured people were rushed to hospitals by the Red Cross. Among the 226 injured, 26 are identified as police officers.

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