1. Army Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) driving over burning tyres on Beirut street
2. Close of burning tyre
3. Wide of troops on street
4. APCs driving past overturned rubbish bin, with burning rubbish on street
5. Wide of hundreds of protesters gathered in a square in Tripoli
6. Protesters, zoom in to burning truck belonging to Al-Jazeera TV station
7. Wide of protesters with burning truck in the background
8. Wide of street with plume of smoke rising
9. Wide top pan of protesters gathered in a major square in Tripoli
10. Top shot of protesters cheering for caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri
11. Various of protesters marching and chanting slogans
12. Wide of poster of Saad Hariri being carried by protesters
13. Pan of protesters
14. Protester removing banner with picture of Hezbollah candidate for the next prime minister, former premier Najib Mikati
15. Protester holding banner of Mikati upside down
16. Mid of protesters chanting
17. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Amer Hassoun, Protester:
"We are not against the idea of Najib Mikati being prime minister, we are against his nomination by a certain faction, we are happy with him being prime minister but it has to be in liaison with Prime Minister Hariri."
Thousands of Sunnis waved flags and burned tires and a van belonging to Al-Jazeera on Tuesday in a "day of rage" to protest against gains by the Shiite group Hezbollah, which is on the brink of controlling Lebanon's next government.
Billionaire businessman and former premier Najib Mikati won a majority of parliament support in two days of voting, defeating Western-backed Prime Minister Saad Hariri as the candidate for the next prime minister.
The president will now ask Mikati to try to form a new government that could be controlled by Hezbollah and its allies and give the group an unprecedented level of political power in Lebanon.
Hezbollah's Sunni rivals held protests in different parts of Lebanon, including Tripoli, the capital Beirut and the main highway linking the capital with the southern port city of Sidon.
A senior military official said several armed men fired in the air in west Beirut, but the army intervened and dispersed them.
For the most part in Beirut the gatherings were localised and not hugely disruptive.
The largest gathering was in the northern city of Tripoli, a predominantly Sunni area, where thousands of people converged at a major square.
Al-Jazeera said none of its crew was injured when protesters attacked the station's van.
The protests come one day after the Iranian-backed Hezbollah secured support in parliament to name its own candidate, former premier Najib Mikati, for the next prime minister.
The majority of Lebanese lawmakers voted to support Mikati.
By the end of Tuesday's voting, he had 68 votes. Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri had 60.
The Shiite group is now in position to control Lebanon's next government.
The group's Western-backed opponents maintain that having an Iranian proxy in control of Lebanon's government would be disastrous and lead to international isolation.
Many fear Lebanon's political crisis could re-ignite sectarian fighting similar to Shiite-Sunni street clashes that killed 81 people in Beirut in 2008.
Mikati urged calm on Tuesday and said he wanted to represent all of Lebanon.
Hezbollah brought down caretaker Prime Minister Hariri's Western-backed government on January 12 when he refused the group's demand to cease cooperation with a UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Hezbollah, which denies any role in the killing, is widely expected to be indicted.
The group can now either form its own government, leaving Hariri and his allies to become the opposition, or it can try to persuade Hariri to join a national unity government.
In a speech Sunday night, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said he favoured a unity government.
Hariri said on Monday he will not join a government headed by a Hezbollah-backed candidate.
Hariri's Future bloc declared a day of peaceful protests on Tuesday, but called it a "day of rage" and played on the sectarian dimension of the conflict.
Hariri's coalition issued a statement last week saying Hezbollah is trying to turn Lebanon into an "Iranian base" and was using intimidation to get its way.
Hezbollah has emphasised that the group brought down Lebanon's government democratically and without resorting to violence.
The United States, which has poured in 720 (m) million US dollars in military aid since 2006, has tried to move Lebanon firmly into a Western sphere and end the influence of Hezbollah, Syria and Iran.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley warned on Monday that continuing US support for Lebanon would be "problematic" if Hezbollah takes a dominant role in the government, though he declined to say what the US would do if Hezbollah's candidate becomes prime minister.