Protesters storm government buildings as fury over Beirut blast fuels violence
Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn onSaturday as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hourswith security forces, who responded with heavy volleys of tear gas and rubberbullets.
Lebanon’s political instability, failing economy, and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the Lebanese pound to lose 80% of its value, since August, according to the Associated Press.View on euronews
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Volunteer Suzie Cooper describes what it was like rescuing people andassessing half-toppled buildings in the aftermath of the Beirut explosion inearly August. She spoke with the PA news agency just hours before the Lebanesecapital was hit by a second disaster - a huge fire in the port just a monthafter the blast.
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A third night of clashes between demonstrators and security forces broke out near the parliament building in Beirut, in which police used teargas and protesters threw stones and fireworks, in the wake..