Lebanon Security Forces Releases More than 100 Anti-Government Protesters

Six Syrians and Egyptian Still in Custody


Lebanon’s security forces have released protesters who were arrested following two nights of anti-government demonstrations in its capital, Beirut.

The months-long demonstrations turned violent on Tuesday and Wednesday leading to the arrest of more than 100 people. A committee of lawyers defending the protesters said five minors were among those arrested in the crackdown.

The police said the protesters were arrested on suspicion of vandalism and assault after irate demonstrators attacked banks in central Beirut.

According to a statement released by the committee, the police were still holding seven foreigners- six Syrians and an Egyptian.