Beirut braced for protests as Lebanese demand answers and justice

Beirut braced for protests as Lebanese demand answers and justiceAugust 8, 2020

With recovery and rescue under way after huge port explosion, attention turns to political accountability

Protests are expected in Beirut on Saturday amid growing anger at the corruption and incompetence that appears to have paved the way for one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions the world has ever seen.

Now the dust from the explosion has settled, the injured are being treated, professional rescue teams have taken over the grim search for survivors and remains, and cleanup operations are under way. Moreover, Beirut’s battered residents are demanding answers and accountability for their city’s tragedy.

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