BEIRUT (AP) — A key road in the Lebanese capital reopened Monday following clashes throughout the night between rival groups, some of the worst violence since protests against the country’s ruling elite began last month.

The confrontations began Sunday evening after supporters of the country’s two main Shiite political parties, the militant Hezbollah and the Amal Movement of Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, attacked protesters who had blocked a main Beirut thoroughfare known as the Ring Road.

The young men arrived on scooters carrying clubs and metal rods and chanting pro-Hezbollah slogans, beating up several…

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