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Fire breaks out near Lebanese parliament amid clashes with protesters: tv

Demonstrators take part in a protest following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A fire broke out at an entrances to parliament square in central Beirut as hundreds of angry anti-government protesters tried to break into the cordoned-off area, Lebanese TV channels showed.

The live broadcasts also showed police firing tear gas to disperse demonstrators. Protesters broke into the housing and transport ministry offices.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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