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Lebanon: Scores injured as Beirut protests turn violent03:54

Lebanon: Scores injured as Beirut protests turn violent

Lebanon, Beirut
August 8, 2020 at 18:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Several dozen protesters have been injured as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Beirut to demand the resignation of the country's government, who they blame for Tuesday's port explosions.

Hundreds of demonstrators could be seen on Saturday in Beirut's Martyrs' Square throwing objects at riot police and military forces in what to be believed the biggest protest since last October. Police officers also appeared to be firing tear gas at protesters. Fires had broken out throughout the city centre

An injured man was also filmed lying on the ground while other protesters were trying to provide him the first aid.

According to local reports, at least one police officer has died in the clashes and more than 100 have been injured.

On Tuesday afternoon, the two powerful explosions rocked Beirut's port area, resulting in the deaths of at least 157 people and injuring more than 6,000, according to reports. Both figures are expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue.

Lebanon: Scores injured as Beirut protests turn violent03:54
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Several dozen protesters have been injured as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Beirut to demand the resignation of the country's government, who they blame for Tuesday's port explosions.

Hundreds of demonstrators could be seen on Saturday in Beirut's Martyrs' Square throwing objects at riot police and military forces in what to be believed the biggest protest since last October. Police officers also appeared to be firing tear gas at protesters. Fires had broken out throughout the city centre

An injured man was also filmed lying on the ground while other protesters were trying to provide him the first aid.

According to local reports, at least one police officer has died in the clashes and more than 100 have been injured.

On Tuesday afternoon, the two powerful explosions rocked Beirut's port area, resulting in the deaths of at least 157 people and injuring more than 6,000, according to reports. Both figures are expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue.

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