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Lebanon Erupts in Protest Again as Crisis Builds and Banks Fret

The word 'Revolution' is sprayed on a shuttered BankMed SAL bank branch in Beirut.

The word 'Revolution' is sprayed on a shuttered BankMed SAL bank branch in Beirut.

Photographer: Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg
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Lebanese protesters spilled back into the streets on Tuesday after a brief letup, blocking major highways as they denounced the lack of a functioning government at a time of deepening financial and economic crisis.

Demonstrators used burning tires and trash to build barriers in the capital, Beirut, and across the country, blaming politicians for deteriorating living conditions. They also rallied outside the central bank headquarters.