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Crisis in Lebanon: thousands of demonstrators in Beirut, a ministry taken by storm

2020-08-08T17:04:25.125Z

The demonstrators proclaimed the Foreign Ministry "headquarters of the Revolution".Thousands of Lebanese are showing their anger this afternoon in the capital to challenge the authorities, whom they believe are responsible for the gigantic explosions at the port which left more than 150 dead and 6,000 injured last Tuesday. Led by retired officers, demonstrators notably stormed the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut this Saturday evening, proclaiming it "h...



Thousands of Lebanese are showing their anger this afternoon in the capital to challenge the authorities, whom they believe are responsible for the gigantic explosions at the port which left more than 150 dead and 6,000 injured last Tuesday.

Led by retired officers, demonstrators notably stormed the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut this Saturday evening, proclaiming it "headquarters of the Revolution".

The move, broadcast live on television, came as security forces' attention focused on the gathering of thousands of protesters in the city center.

"There is now hatred, blood between us": the demonstrators shouted their revenge against their leaders in the Place des Martyrs. They installed wooden guillotines on this emblematic square, the epicenter of a protest that had started peacefully in October 2019, before running out of steam under the double blows of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis.

Source: leparis

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