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Several injured in clashes between security forces, protesters in Beirut

BEIRUT, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Clashes erupted on Sunday between demonstrators and the security forces in central Beirut for the second day in a row, injuring a number of people, reports said on Sunday.
Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters, who were forced to return to central Beirut where they held a sit-in, after being prevented from reaching the parliament.
Those injured were treated by the Lebanese Red Cross and civil defense units.
Other protesters blocked roads in the southern city of Sidon with burning tires, National News Agency (NNA) reported.
The Interior Ministry warned against the manipulation of the current events by groups urging a confrontation with security forces.
On Saturday, dozens of security members and protesters were wounded as clashes erupted between the two sides.
Lebanon awaits parliamentary consultations between President Michel Aoun and political parties on Monday aimed at the formation of a new government. (end) kbs.tb.hm