Lebanon PM Hints at Quitting After More Protests Turn Violent

August 24, 2015 3:31 AM

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Lebanon's prime minister promised Sunday to hold accountable those responsible for using excessive force against protesters, and hinted at the possibility of a decision later this week to step down from his post following a second day of demonstrations against the government turned violent.

The protests Sunday in Beirut began peacefully with thousands of people continuing to express their anger about trash that piled up around the country and broader frustrations about the political system that has failed for more than a year to install a new president.

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