Beirut protest: Activists tried to break into parliament

By | August 8, 2020
Beirut protest: Activists tried to break into parliament

During anti-government protests, law enforcement officers had to use tear gas.

Protesters in the Lebanese capital Beirut tried to break into the parliament, causing police to use tear gas. This is reported by DW.

The demonstrators tried to break into the building through a fence and a police cordon. Police responded with tear gas against the participants of mass demonstrations.

Protesters expressed their outrage at the government’s actions following the powerful explosion at the port of Beirut, which destroyed the port itself as well as much of the city. During the demonstration, they shouted, “People want the regime to fall.” In addition, the protesters carried placards that read: “Go away, you are all murderers.”

Today’s protest was a continuation of such mass actions held the day before. Then it also came to skirmishes with the police.

The explosion at the port of Beirut took place on 4 August. A large part of the city has been destroyed. More than 150 victims and 6,000 victims are known.

The correspondent also wrote that in Lebanon activists are seizing government buildings.

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