Thousands protest against new PM, close roads in Lebanon

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in central Beirut and elsewhere in Lebanon on Sunday against the country's new prime minister, saying he should abandon the post because he is a member of the ruling elite. After sunset, protesters closed...

Thousands protest against new PM, close roads in Lebanon

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in central Beirut and elsewhere in Lebanon on Sunday against the country's new prime minister, saying he should abandon the post because he is a member of the ruling elite.

After sunset, protesters closed several roads and highways in Beirut and other parts of the country to rally against the nomination of Hassan Diab, who was backed by the militant Hezbollah group and its allies and failed to win the backing of the main Sunni Muslim groups.