Security forces regained control over Beirut city center


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Police special units for riot control managed to clear the center of Beirut and the business district of the city against violent protesters. About it reports TASS.

According to the civil defence services, during the clashes injured 490 people. During the riots in the capital, injuring 70 employees of law enforcement bodies. Five demonstrators were arrested.

Earlier the Lebanese military liberated the building of the Ministry of economy and energy in Beirut, which had been captured by protesters. The army also pushed the protesters from the building of the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

Thousands of people came out to protest to demand that the government of Lebanon to resign. Speaking on the event, the activists said that the government is responsible for the economic and political problems in the country, as for the explosion, which injured more than four thousand people. During the protests the participants broke into the building of the ministries of foreign Affairs, economy, energy and environment, and the Association of banks of Lebanon.

A powerful explosion occurred near the port of Beirut on the evening of 4 August. The damage done to the many quarters of the city, the blast was piqued and the Russian Embassy. Not less than 300 thousand people lost their homes, killing more than 150 people.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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