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Protests day 20

On the 20th day of the national uprising, the Lebanese Army opened main roads across the country Tuesday, after protesters had continued to block them in a bid to pressure politicians into quickly forming a technocratic government. While some main roads across the country were opened, protesters in other locations refused follow suit. Soldiers clashed with protesters refusing to open the highway in Zouk Mosbeh before noon, resulting in numerous detentions.

  • Police officers stand guard as a demonstrator carries an umbrella and lies on the ground during a protest outside the Touch telecommunications building in Beirut, Lebanon November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

  • Protesters carry banners outside the Touch building in central Beirut, Nov. 5, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • A protester argues with Lebanese soldiers in Zouk Mosbeh, Nov. 5, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • Lebanese men ride horses near the clocktower in the northern port city of Tripoli on November 5, 2019. AFP / Ibrahim CHALHOUB

  • Lebanese school students take part in a protest in the southern city of Sidon on November 5, 2019, during ongoing anti-government protests. AFP / Mahmoud ZAYYAT

  • Lebanese protesters argue with army soldiers who arrived to open the Tripoli-Beirut highway blocked earlier amid ongoing demonstrations in Zouk Mosbeh, north of the capital Beirut, on November 5, 2019. AFP / JOSEPH EID

  • Lebanese army soldiers remove a protester as they open the Tripoli-Beirut highway blocked earlier amid ongoing demonstrations in Zouk Mosbeh, north of the capital Beirut, on November 5, 2019. AFP / JOSEPH EID

  • Activists carry the Lebanese flags as they protest in Zaitunay bay in Beirut, Nov. 5, 2019. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Students carry a Lebanese flag as they protest in Sidon, Nov. 5, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

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