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Protests spread to Lebanon

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In Lebanon thousands of people have been protesting in the capital Beirut against what they see as the country’s sectarian political system.

They were also voicing their anger at the assassination in 2005 of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, which has been blamed on senior Hezbollah figures.

The organisers handed out leaflets demanding a secular, civil, democratic and socially just state.

The demonstrators also called for an end to what they see as illegitimate weapons held by Hezbollah.

Lebanon has been without a government since Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the son of murdered Rafik, was toppled by Hezbollah in January.