Tensions return to restive Lebanese city after death of protester

Tensions returned to Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli on Thursday, shattering a period of brief calm after overnight clashes between security forces and protesters that left one man dead. Tripoli has been roiled this week by street protests against a coronavirus lockdown and economic woes in the country. On Thursday, a protester died from injuries he had sustained in the overnight clashes between riot police and demonstrators in the port city, the Lebanese state news agency NNA reported. After his funeral, many protesters staged a series of sit-ins near the houses of Tripoli’s lawmakers, cha…

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