A number of injuries were reported late Monday in the northern city of Tripoli as clashes erupted between protesters and security forces.
Protesters gathered near the headquarter of Tripoli government to demonstrate against the ongoing lockdown in the country, then started to throw stones at security forces, which caused the injury of ten security forces.
The riot police responded by firing tear gas and using batons to disperse the crowd. A dozens of the protesters were arrested on site.
Tripoli witnessed on Monday several protests against a possible lockdown extension in the country.
The Lebanese government has imposed a total lockdown until Feb. 8 to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors in the country called for an extension of the lockdown as the virus continues to spread quickly.
Lebanon registered on Monday 2,652 new COVID-19 infections, and 50 related deaths. The death toll from the virus went up by 54 to 2,374 in the country, the health ministry reported.