Beirut explosion: security forces confront protesters near parliament

Beirut explosion: security forces confront protesters near parliamentAugust 7, 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.

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