Cars stuck in a traffic jam as anti-government protesters block a road with burning tyres during a demonstration in Beirut [Anwar Amro/AFP]

Protesters in Lebanon have resumed blocking several major roads in the capital, Beirut, and other areas of the country, in renewed demonstrations against a ruling elite deemed inefficient and corrupt.

Rallies picked up following a brief period of relative calm, with demonstrators on Tuesday burning tyres and shutting off three highways leading to the capital from the country’s south.

Students also took part in some of the protests and hundreds marched down main highways, raising Lebanese flags and blasting rallying songs through loudspeakers.

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In central Beirut, dozens rallied outside the central bank, chanting against the governor and his financial policies.

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