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Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the entrances to the parliament building in the center of Beirut, where a session is set to take place. Barricades were built on the roads, AP reported.

When one legislator headed toward the building and could not reach it and turned back, his bodyguards opened fire in the air to clear the way. No one was hurt in the shooting.

A parliamentary session is scheduled for Tuesday, which should pass a series of laws, including a law on general amnesty, which is opposed by participants in anti-government demonstrations.

Citizens fear that amnesty will get officials involved in corruption schemes, and thus evade responsibility. According to a number of experts, there are fears that amnesty may leave radicals associated with terrorist groups.

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