BEIRUT (Reuters) – Protests erupted in Lebanon following a bomb blast in Beirut that left 238 protesters injured in clashes with law enforcement officials. while a police officer confirmed dead and a Lebanese minister. Azam has announced early elections.
According to the International News Agency, demonstrations have broken out in various parts of the country demanding government accountability and justice for the devastation caused by the horrific bombing in Beirut. The demonstrators gathered at Lebanon’s central bank and tried to march on parliament.
Lebanese police have also confirmed the death of an official during clashes with protesters.
Earlier, angry protesters stormed various government properties, including the ruling party’s offices. The demonstrators surrounded the buildings of the Lebanese Ministry of Energy, Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance, and held government employees hostage in several places.
On the other hand, Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has announced early parliamentary elections in the country. Addressing the nation, he said that thousands of people were protesting in the country and there was no other way to get the country out of the crisis after the Beirut tragedy.
He said that the only way out of the crisis facing the country was to hold early elections and elect a new political representation and a new parliament.
US support for protests
The US embassy in Beirut has endorsed the peace deal on its Twitter account. The tweet said that leaders with real leadership privileges recognize the public demands for transparency and accountability.
Beirut: Lebanese President Michel Naeem Aoun has ruled out the possibility of a foreign hand in the Beirut bombing. Saying it could be a missile or bomb attack on the port.
According to the International News Agency. President Michel Naeem Aoun has categorically ruled out the possibility of any international organization investigating the horrific explosion at the port’s ammonium nitrate depot, saying there could be two main reasons for the explosion, either by the authorities. Neglected or attacked from abroad.
Speaking to the reporters, Lebanese president also acknowledged that the country’s system is paralyzed. Making it difficult to make quick decisions and implement them quickly. this rotten system should be reviewed. Our government is making positive changes to the system by consensus.
Promising transparent and speedy justice to the people. President Michel Aoun said, “We are improving our system and we will bring justice to our people through this system. Therefore, there is no justification for a global investigation into the blast.” Will try to weaken the stubborn truth.
A bomb blast near the Beirut port of Beirut on Tuesday killed at least 135 people. Injured more than 5,000, destroyed hundreds of buildings, and left 300,000 homeless.