There are mass clashes in Lebanon and there are already 165 victims

Activists called for a mass demonstration outside Lebanon’s parliament under the slogan “Saturday of Anger.”
Mass clashes between protesters and security forces resumed in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. 165 people were injured, the Lebanese Red Cross said on Saturday, January 18.

“There are 18 medical teams working. At least 65 people were taken to nearby hospitals and more than 100 were treated at the scene. The Lebanese Red Cross is now at the highest level of readiness,” the statement said.

According to RIA Novosti, both demonstrators and security forces were among the injured. Injuries are mainly caused by tear gas, but there are injuries due to the rocks.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has previously demanded that the army and police take all measures to stabilize the situation in central Beirut. The police pulled large forces to the scene, the army units arrived preparing to intervene and provide support to the police.

Earlier, activists called for a mass demonstration outside the parliament building under the slogan “Saturday of anger”. Columns with demonstrators from different cities arrived in the center of the Lebanese capital. However, the peaceful demonstration quickly escalated into riots after some demonstrators started throwing firecrackers at the police. Heavy clashes continue in the Square of the fallen. The police used special equipment.
There are mass clashes in Lebanon and there are already 165 victims
Activists called for a mass demonstration outside Lebanon’s parliament under the slogan “Saturday of Anger.”
Mass clashes between protesters and security forces resumed in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. 165 people were injured, the Lebanese Red Cross said on Saturday, January 18.

“There are 18 medical teams working. At least 65 people were taken to nearby hospitals and more than 100 were treated at the scene. The Lebanese Red Cross is now at the highest level of readiness,” the statement said.

According to RIA Novosti, both demonstrators and security forces were among the injured. Injuries are mainly caused by tear gas, but there are injuries due to the rocks.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has previously demanded that the army and police take all measures to stabilize the situation in central Beirut. The police pulled large forces to the scene, the army units arrived preparing to intervene and provide support to the police.

Earlier, activists called for a mass demonstration outside the parliament building under the slogan “Saturday of anger”. Columns with demonstrators from different cities arrived in the center of the Lebanese capital. However, the peaceful demonstration quickly escalated into riots after some demonstrators started throwing firecrackers at the police. Heavy clashes continue in the Square of the fallen. The police used special equipment. …

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