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Beirut blast triggers more anti-government protests

Joseph Eid, AFP

Posted at Aug 09 2020 11:45 AM | Updated as of Aug 09 2020 11:46 AM

Beirut blast triggers more anti-government protests

A Lebanese protester waves the national flag during clashes with security forces in downtown Beirut on Saturday, following a demonstration against a political leadership they blame for a monster explosion that killed more than 150 people and disfigured the capital Beirut. As security forces focused their attention on a tense demonstration a few hundred meters down the road, a group led by retired Lebanese army officers stormed the foreign ministry and declared it the "headquarters of the revolution".