August 6, 2020

Macron’s moment amid cheering crowds in devastated Beirut

Beirut (AFP) – White shirt sleeves rolled up, Emmanuel Macron waded through cheering crowds in the devastated¬†streets of Beirut Thursday where disaster survivors pleaded with him to help get rid of their reviled ruling elite.Doing what no senior Lebanese leader had done since the deadly explosion at Beirut port two days earlier, the French president allowed himself to be thronged by residents of one of the capital’s worst-hit neighbourhoods.Dozens of people chanting “revolution” and pleading with him for help pressed against his phalanx of bodyguards as he walked through the Gemmayzeh area for…


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