On Thursday, June 25, clashes between protesters and security forces were reported in front of Beirut's Courts of Justice. Protesters gathered to demand the release of 21 arrested activists. At least one protester was injured during the clashes.
A heightened security presence and further protests are to be expected in the near term.
Recent protests have been denouncing ongoing economic hardship in Lebanon, the fall in the value of the Lebanese pound, and the government's handling of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Individuals in Beirut are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings, anticipate a heightened security presence near protest sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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