Protesters continued to set fires and block roads in Beirut as demonstrations against the Lebanon's current economic situation and new tax proposals carried on into their second straight day on Friday.

Footage shows a number of fires burning in the streets and several roads blocked by debris.

"We have a single demand, toppling the government does not satisfy us, we want to put these corrupt in prison and return the looted money," one protester said at the demonstration.

Lebanon's current demonstrations are believed to be the country's biggest since 2015, as protesters seek to highlight deteriorating living conditions, austerity measures, capital flight and the rise of the deficit and public debt.

The heavily-indebted Lebanese government unveiled several new measures to raise revenue in an attempt to balance their large budget deficit on Thursday, which helped spark the protests. They included a tax of 20 cents per day for calls made through the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), such as WhatsApp and Facebook calls. The proposal was later withdrawn.

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