Beirut explosion: protests outside parliament call for fall of government

Beirut explosion: protests outside parliament call for fall of governmentAugust 9, 2020

Clashes broke out between rioters and police as global donors pledged recovery aid

Thousands of protesters pelted Lebanon’s parliamentary precinct with rocks on Sunday, demanding the fall of the government in the wake of the catastrophic blast that destroyed parts of Beirut last week.

The violent rally took place around sunset, as an international donor conference launched to fund the enormous cost of recovery resolved that the country would not be abandoned.

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