U.S. Markets closed

Police fire water cannons as Beirut protests turn violent

BEIRUT, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Lebanese security forces fired water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators who had been hurling projectiles at them near parliament in central Beirut, live television footage showed.

It was the second consecutive night of violent protests in the heart of the Lebanese capital. (Reporting by Ellen Francis and Tom Perry Editing by Frances Kerry)