ASIA: Lebanese army cleared road blocks by protesters


    President Michel Aoun had asked the army and security forces to clear the obstructions on Monday after a meeting with top officials.

    “As a result of the  accidents and violence  that took place, units of the army started this morning opening closed roads,” a statement posted on the official Twitter page of the Lebanese army  on Wednesday said.

     Three people “died” in car accidents amidst the roadblocks on Monday including two young men who died when they drove into a truck that was parked across a road to block traffic.

    protesters have been burning tyres daily to block roads since the Lebanese currency tumbled to a new low last week, deepening popular anger over the country’s financial collapse.