Security forces deployed in force Wednesday ahead of a mass demonstration expected to be stage concurrently to the second round of National Dialogue talks in Beirut’s Nejmeh Square.

The entrances of Nejmeh Square, where the Parliament is located, was blocked to pedestrians unless they were carrying business cards for companies and offices operating within the security perimeter.

Lebanese demonstraters gather and picnic at Beirut's Zaitunay Bay during a protest as a part of the "Change is Coming" campaign against the privatisation of public spaces, on September 12, 2015. The writing in Arabic reads: "people's property". (AFP/Anwar Amro)

Copyright © 2015, The Daily Star. All rights reserved.

read more