Protesters have trickled back on to the streets across Lebanon despite army efforts to unblock roads, with no end in sight to a crisis that has crippled the country for 10 days.
A military statement said army and security commanders met to plan ways to reopen main arteries to get traffic flowing again while "safeguarding the safety of protesters".
People have closed routes with barriers and sit-ins as part of a wave of unprecedented protests demanding the government resign.
Lebanon has been swept by 10 days of protests against a political class accused of corruption, mismanagement of state finances and pushing the country towards an economic collapse unseen since the 1975-90 civil war.
Banks, schools, and many businesses have shut their doors.
"We won't leave the streets because this is the only card that people can pressure with," said Yehya al-Tannir, an actor protesting at a makeshift barricade on a main bridge in the capital Beirut. "We won't leave until our demands are met."
Troops and riot police deployed to main roads across Lebanon on Saturday.
The forces reopened some roads for a few hours on Saturday morning before people gathered again.
The Lebanese army fired gunshots into the air during a protest blocking a road near the city of Tripoli, a witness and Lebanese broadcaster al-Jadeed said.
State news agency NNA said gunfire was heard, without giving further details of where it was coming from. NNA said several people were injured, some seriously.
A security source said the army fired into the air to disperse people after gunfire was heard from elsewhere, adding that seven people were injured.
Reuters TV footage showed soldiers and young men throwing stones at each other.
On a main bridge in Beirut, riot police scuffled with protesters who were sitting on the ground to keep it closed.
Protesters resisted efforts earlier this week to open some roads, including along a main south-north highway.
Banks will stay closed until life returns to normal and will pay month-end salaries through ATMs, the Association of Banks in Lebanon has said.
It has held crisis meetings in recent days amid growing fears that a rush on the banks when they reopen could deplete dwindling foreign currency deposits.
The protests have continued to grip Lebanon despite the government announcing an emergency reform package this week that failed to defuse anger. It has also yet to reassure foreign donors to unlock the billions in badly needed aid they have pledged.
The size and geographic reach of the protests have been extraordinary in a country where political movements have long been divided along sectarian lines and struggle to draw nationwide appeal.
On Saturday, the first day of Lebanon's weekend, people milled around to patriotic music, waving Lebanese flags and banners in central Beirut.
In the southern coastal city of Saida, some shops opened their doors after days of closure.
The leader of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement, backed by Iran, warned on Friday against a power vacuum and urged followers to stay away from the protests after they confronted demonstrators in central Beirut.
Australian Associated Press