Secretary General of Lebanese Red Cross Georges Kettaneh announced on Monday that the number of injured people reached 140 during Sunday’s clashes between protesters and riot police, local media reported.

Kettaneh said that 40 of the wounded people were transported to nearby hospitals while the rest were treated on the ground, according to Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.

The wounded people included protesters and security forces, he added. Heavy clashes started in Lebanon on Saturday due to the failure of the ruling political class to adopt quick measures to save the economic and financial deteriorating prevailing in the country which caused 169 injured, according to the Lebanese Red Cross.

Nationwide protests that started in Lebanon on Oct. 17, 2019 had succeeded to topple the government of Saad Hariri and the appointment of Hassan Diab as new PM.

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