Beirut demands resignation of the country’s first officials

By | August 8, 2020
Beirut demands resignation of the country's first officials

Protesters in the Lebanese capital are demanding the resignation of the president, prime minister and head of parliament.

Protesters in Beirut seized the Ministry of Energy building and announced their demands. This is reported by TASS on August 8.

“We demand the resignation of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Parliament President Nabich Berri, and Prime Minister Hassan Diab,” said one of the demonstrators.

According to him, the mafia and the Shiite Hezbollah party rule Lebanon.

The activist also noted that the Lebanese people demand early elections and trial of corrupt officials, as well as those responsible for the tragedy.

Earlier, retired former servicemen who support the protest movement seized the MFA mansion in the Ashrafiyah district, the Ministry of Economy, and the Ministry of Conservation. Activists hung red cloths from balconies on the building of the Foreign Ministry. One of them says: “Beirut is the capital of the revolution”, on the other: “Beirut is a city without weapons”. An attempt was also made to seize the headquarters of the Association of Lebanese Banks, but it was unsuccessful, with guards using tear gas grenades and driving away from the crowd.

According to the Red Cross, more than 230 people have already been injured in clashes with law enforcement in the center of Beirut, and one gendarme was killed in the head.

“The Lebanese Red Cross took 63 people to nearby hospitals, 175 people were treated at the scene,” the statement said.

It is known that Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab reacted to the protesters. He said that the only way out of the crisis is early elections.

Recall, on August 4 in the port of Beirut there was a powerful explosion. More than 150 people were killed, and 6,000 victims are already known.

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