Lebanon protesters call off planned mass rally

Organisers of anti-corruption protesters assess damage after two nights of clashes with police, in which one man died.

    Anti-corruption protesters in Beirut, Lebanon's capital, have called off a large rally planned for Monday.

    Organisers are assessing the damage after two nights of clashes with police, in which one demonstrator was killed.

    The protests were intitially sparked a month ago by the failure of the authorities to remove household rubbish.

    But the focus has now been widened to include alleged government corruption and incompetence.

    Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal reports from Beirut.


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