Breaking: Protestor Who Was Shot In Lebanon Last Night Just Passed Away

@Thawranewslb/Fathi AL-MASRI

More than 220 people were injured in a third night of clashes in Tripoli, Lebanon. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at the government building in the center of Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city.

Omar Farouk Taiba, a 30-year-old protestor just passed away after being shot during the Tripoli clashes last night, Al Jadeed news reported.

Taiba, a resident of Bab Al-Tabbaneh, was transferred to Al-Nini Hospital in Tripoli after getting shot in the back, but due to the severity of his injuries, he succumbed to his wounds.

The Lebanese Red Cross reported taking 35 injured person to hospital and treating 67 on the spot. The state-run National News Agency reported the toll of injured people stood at 226 “civilians and security personnel.”

At least 75 protesters and 57 security personnel had been injured in similar clashes the two previous nights.

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