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22 January 2020, 21:11 Security forces have advanced beyond the Saifi area and protesters have retreated.
22 January 2020, 21:03 Clashes have escalated in Saifi and the numbers of protesters have increased.
22 January 2020, 21:02 The road has been blocked in Corniche al-Mazraa near the Abdul Nasser Mosque.
22 January 2020, 20:25 Security forces have managed to clear stone-throwing protesters from the downtown Beirut area and the demonstrators have retreated to the area beyond Kataeb's headquarters.
22 January 2020, 19:31 The commando forces of the ISF Intelligence Branch have cleared Beirut Souks and the area around parliament from protesters.
22 January 2020, 19:27 Riot police have arrested two protesters in downtown Beirut.
22 January 2020, 19:21 Large numbers of riot policemen assisted by vehicles have deployed on the streets of central Beirut.
22 January 2020, 19:18 The commando forces of the ISF's Intelligence Branch have arrived in central Beirut.
22 January 2020, 19:15 Molotov cocktails and firecrackers are being heavily hurled at Nejmeh Square and the numbers of protesters have increased.
22 January 2020, 19:08 MTV: Protesters have smashed the facade of Paul restaurant in central Beirut.
22 January 2020, 18:53 The clashes have spread to the premises of Beirut Souks in downtown Beirut.
22 January 2020, 18:49 At least six people have been injured so far in the central Beirut clashes.
22 January 2020, 18:47 Patriarch al-Rahi urged the Lebanese people to give a chance to the new government, saying rioting and the blocking of roads are inappropriate in this stage.
22 January 2020, 18:10 Finance Minister Wazni to Al-Jazeera: Changing the bank withdrawal limits depends on the developments.
22 January 2020, 18:05 MTV: Security forces are hurling "stones" at the protesters in central Beirut.
22 January 2020, 18:03 Protesters have torched a tent belonging to security forces on the edge of Nejmeh Square.
22 January 2020, 17:56 Protesters are trying to enter into Nejmeh Square from another entrance on which there are fewer security barriers.
22 January 2020, 17:42 Some protesters are smashing the facade of a shop in central Beirut.
22 January 2020, 17:41 A protester has been injured by a flying stone in central Beirut.
22 January 2020, 17:37 Al-Manar: The defense minister will join the meeting between the PM, the interior minister and Maj. Gen. Othman at the Grand Serail.
22 January 2020, 17:36 LBCI: Protesters burned a picture of Hassab Diab in central Beirut.
22 January 2020, 17:35 Security forces have started firing tear gas at protesters in downtown Beirut.
22 January 2020, 17:03 Protesters are hurling uprooted trees at security forces in central Beirut.
22 January 2020, 17:00 Security forces started spraying protesters with water cannons in central Beirut after some of them hurled stones and firecrackers and tried to dismantle the security barrier.
22 January 2020, 16:45 LBCI: Security forces in Dahr al-Baydar stopped dozens of buses coming from the Bekaa and prevented them from heading to Beirut.
22 January 2020, 16:26 Protesters have started gathering outside Nejmeh Square in central Beirut.
22 January 2020, 16:25 A handover ceremony was held at the Defense Ministry between outgoing minister Elias Bou Saab and new minister Zeina Akar, who is also deputy PM.
22 January 2020, 14:47 Finance Minister Wazni: It's impossible to return the dollar to its previous exchange rate and controlling the parallel market needs efforts from the cabinet.
22 January 2020, 10:54 The new government is holding its first meeting at Baabda Palace chaired by Aoun.
22 January 2020, 10:28 Prime Minister Hassan Diab and the ministers arrived at Baabda Palace where the new government will hold its first meeting and have its official commemorative photo taken.
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