In pictures: Protests against the new government

On Tuesday, February 11, Downtown Beirut saw clashes between security forces and hundreds of protesters who had gathered to block access to Parliament ahead of a vote of confidence on the new government.

Several rounds of clashes between protesters and police resulted in the injuries of 373 people, 45 of whom were taken to hospital for treatment according to the Red Cross.

Parliament passed the vote of confidence in Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s government later that evening.

Greg Demarque

Greg Demarque is a photo journalist based in Beirut.