Protesters began storming the Lebanese Ministry of Economy

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Protesters began storming the Lebanese Ministry of Economy in Beirut, reports local TV channel MTV.

In addition, the protesters are storming the building of the Lebanese Banking Association, the Lebanese TV channel Al-Jadeed reports.

Before that, the protesters broke into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and declared the Ministry building their headquarters.

Earlier Reuters reported, citing law enforcement agencies, that Lebanese security forces opened fire in the area of the parliament building while trying to disperse the protesters. In addition, the police used tear gas to protect public order.

In total, about 7,000 protesters gathered in Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut, some of them throwing stones.