He also praised Minnesota supporters' "good genes," adding, "A lot of it is about the genes," in a troubling, disjointed rally speech.
Tension is high in the country following last month’s devastating explosion at Beirut’s port that killed nearly 200 people.
Rubber bullets are just one of several “less lethal” weapons used against crowds at protests. But researchers have known for years that they can be just as dangerous as the real thing.
A viral image shows a man bent over in his wheelchair, blood pouring from above his eye, in front of a line of Los Angeles police officers.
This would be a war crime in a combat zone.
The clashes in Lebanon took place amid a rapidly worsening financial crisis and an ongoing impasse over the formation of a new government.
Demonstrations began early last month in opposition to an extradition bill that has since been suspended, but the movement has become a push for full democracy.
Gaza officials said at least 400 people were wounded by gunfire, while others were struck by rubber bullets or tear gas.