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Second Lebanese protester dies after succumbing to wounds

Ahmed Tawfiq was reportedly shot in the stomach during protests in Tripoli in November
Tawfiq was buried in the town of Qabreen in Akkar on Tuesday (Screengrab)

A Lebanese man has become the second person to be killed by gunfire during the country's protests, nearly three months after he was shot in the stomach in Tripoli, according to Lebanon's Al Jadeed television station.

Al Jadeed's website reported that Ahmed Tawfiq, who was in his twenties, died of his wounds overnight Tuesday having undergone several surgical operations since being wounded.

It is unclear who shot Tawfiq on 19 November in the Gemayzat area of Tripoli, with both security forces and the bodyguards of a former MP blamed on social media.

Demonstrators in Tripoli have called for a "day of rage" in the northern city, which has witnessed largely peaceful protests since they erupted in October in response to endemic corruption and governmental mismangement.

Tawfiq was buried in the town of Qabreen in Akkar on Tuesday.

On 12 November, protester Alaa Abu Fakhr was shot dead by a soldier, who was trying to open a road closed by demonstrators, in Khalde, a coastal town south of Beirut.

Hundreds of protesters have been wounded during the demonstrations, amid demand for the wholesale removal of the country's political class, which the activists condemn as inept and corrupt.