Thousands of Lebanese mass in ‘You Stink’ rally

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied against the government in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Saturday night, in one of the country’s largest-ever demonstrations.

Waving the country’s flag and shouting for “the fall of the regime”, about 30,000 men, women and children gathered in Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut.

Although the protesters were mostly peaceful, a few dozen wearing masks threw fireworks and water bottles at the parliament building before riot police cleared the area.