Lebanese security forces fired water cannons at protesters, Sunday, January 19, after protests escalated into violence in the country’s capital of Beirut.

READ MORE: Medics said 70 people were injured in renewed clashes between protesters and police in Lebanon's capital Sunday, taking the toll of wounded from two days of violence to nearly 450.

Unprecedented protests have rocked the country since Oct. 17, with citizens from all religious backgrounds demanding the ouster of a political class they view as inept, corrupt and responsible for an ever-deepening economic crisis.

On Sunday evening, hundreds of protesters gathered in the rain in central Beirut by a barricaded road that leads to parliament amid heavily deployed security forces.

For a second night in a row, dozens started lobbing stones in the direction of police behind a metal barricade, crying "revolution, revolution".

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