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Protesters enter Lebanese foreign ministry, chant against ruling class

Demonstrators stand on the premises of Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a protest following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Ellen Francis

Beirut (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters entered the premises of the Lebanese foreign ministry on Saturday chanting slogans against the government and political establishment, witnesses said.

The demonstrators also burned a portrait of President Michel Aoun.

“We are staying here. We call on the Lebanese people to occupy all the ministries,” one demonstrator said on a megaphone.

Reporting by Ellen Francis, Writing by Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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