Lebanese government meets after night of raging protests

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister held an emergency Cabinet meeting yesterday after a night of raging protests that saw demonstrators shut down roads across the country with burning tires in renewed protests spurred by a plunging national currency. Scuffles with security forces broke out in several locations on Thursday night as people spontaneously took to the streets after the pound tumbled to a new low against the dollar. Protesters in central Beirut pelted police and soldiers with rocks and smashed some storefronts, drawing volleys of tear gas. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin