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Lebanese protester 'shot dead' in Tripoli as authorities crack down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

A Lebanese man died on Thursday of wounds sustained during a fierce police crackdown on anti-lockdown protests in the northern city of Tripoli, state media reported.

The man, identified only as O.T. by the National News Agency, was among more than 220 demonstrators injured during the third night of protests on Wednesday, but who later died of gunshot wounds, according to reports.

Local media reports have identified O.T. as Omar Tayba.
"My brother was in Tripoli watching the protests when he was hit," Ahmed Tayba told AFP. "He was transferred to hospital and died this morning."

The demonstrator was "shot in the back" with live ammunition, the director of local Nini Hospital told Al-Jazeera reporter Timour Azhari.

Tayba underwent emergency surgery before succumbing to his injuries early on Thursday morning, the hospital said in a statement.

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