BEIRUT (AP) — Supporters of the militant Hezbollah group have attacked demonstrators protesting against Lebanon’s political elite in central Beirut.

The attacks by young men armed with clubs and metal rods chanting pro-Hezbollah slogans began late Sunday and continued after midnight as riot police and soldiers tried to prevent them from reaching the protesters.

The attacks occurred after protesters blocked a major road that links eastern neighborhoods of the capital with western parts.

Protesters have been holding demonstrations in Lebanon since Oct. 17, demanding an end to widespread corruption and…

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