August 8, 2020

Protesters seize Lebanon foreign ministry after deadly blast

Beirut (AFP) – Lebanese protesters stormed the foreign ministry in Beirut on Saturday as anger exploded over a deadly blast that made hundreds of thousands homeless and shocked the world.Thousands of demonstrators, some of them brandishing nooses, had descended on the city centre to vent their fury at politicians they blame for Tuesday’s explosion, which levelled Beirut port and killed 158 people.¬†Demonstrators marched through streets ravaged by the blast, gathering in the central Martyrs’ Square as their grief gave way to rage.As security forces focused their attention on a tense demonstratio…


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