There is a growing sense of anger on the streets of Beirut as people protest against the authorities following the explosion which cost at least 135 lives on Tuesday – @EmmaMurphyITV reports pic.twitter.com/6wxvFocvW0
— ITV News (@itvnews) August 6, 2020
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Lebanese security forces have reportedly fired tear gas to disperse dozens of anti-government demonstrators angered by a huge and deadly explosion widely seen as the most shocking expression yet of their government’s incompetence.
The scuffles in central Beirut took place in a ravaged street leading to parliament, amid wreckage from Tuesday’s explosion still littering the area.
Protesters had sparked a blaze, vandalised stores and lobbed stones at security forces, according to the state-run National News Agency.
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Beirut explosion: Angry residents rage at leaders after blast — BBC
Lebanese police tear gas anti-government protesters in wake of devastating blast — France 24
Beirut blast: Lebanon grows angry in search for answers in explosion aftermath — NBC
Beirut Explosion Leads to Growing Anger as Lebanon Searches for Victims — WSJ
Beirut port employees detained in investigation after devastating explosion sparks fury — CNN
Beirut’s Deadly Blast Reignites Anger Against Lebanon’s Ruling Elite — Foreign Policy