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As Lebanese Protests Rage On, Regional Suitors Hedge Their Bets

Nov 1, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
Lebanese riot police officers remove anti-government protesters as they dismantle a roadblock in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Oct. 31, 2019. Traffic came to a standstill on major highways, as protesters erected metal barricades.

Police officers forcefully remove protesters from an Oct. 31 demonstration in Beirut. The unprecedented anti-government rallies in Lebanon are entering their third week.

(ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images)

As the size and scope of the anti-government protests in Lebanon grow, so too has the sense that a Pandora's box may be opening for the country's ruling elite. Stoked by the country's increasingly dire financial situation, the widespread anger that has taken root across Lebanon has seemingly reached the...

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