August 8, 2020

‘Execute them’: Lebanon protesters demand revenge after blast

Beirut (AFP) – Mock gallows nooses tied to brooms: Lebanese protesters on Saturday clamoured for bloody revenge against a leadership they blame for the massive blast that engulfed their capital. “There is hatred and there is blood between us and our authorities,” said Najib Farah, a 35-year-old protester in central Beirut. “The people want revenge.”On a street leading to parliament, young men lobbed stones at security forces who replied with tear gas, a familiar sight in Lebanon since last October.Thousands of young men and women earlier revived the main camp of a months-long protest movement,…


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