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Lebanon: Tear gas billows on streets of Beirut as protests continue into the night02:47

Lebanon: Tear gas billows on streets of Beirut as protests continue into the night

Lebanon, Beirut
August 11, 2020 at 20:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anti-government protests continued in Beirut on Tuesday, a week on from the deadly blasts that rocked the Lebanese capital.

Protesters were seen picking up tear gas canisters from the ground and hurling them back, and also throwing other objects. Heavily protected security forces were also seen gathering on the streets.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the resignation of his cabinet on Monday, after Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad and Environment Minister Damianos Kattar had already said they would be leaving their posts, but the country's president, Michel Aoun, has asked the administration to stay on as a caretaker government.

While searches are still ongoing, most recent estimates place the number of fatalities from the blasts at 163 with more than 6,000 injuries.

Lebanon: Tear gas billows on streets of Beirut as protests continue into the night02:47
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Anti-government protests continued in Beirut on Tuesday, a week on from the deadly blasts that rocked the Lebanese capital.

Protesters were seen picking up tear gas canisters from the ground and hurling them back, and also throwing other objects. Heavily protected security forces were also seen gathering on the streets.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the resignation of his cabinet on Monday, after Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad and Environment Minister Damianos Kattar had already said they would be leaving their posts, but the country's president, Michel Aoun, has asked the administration to stay on as a caretaker government.

While searches are still ongoing, most recent estimates place the number of fatalities from the blasts at 163 with more than 6,000 injuries.