Street battles in Beirut: people want answers after explosion

Hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate will be blown up in the port of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. The highly explosive fertilizer material caused an explosion that has haunted the entire country to this day: the political parties block each other in forming a government, the currency has lost more than 90 percent of its value, and the population lives in poverty. There is a lack of food, medicine, electricity and water. The population blames politics for the mega-bang and demands an end to an alleged obstruction of the investigation into the cause of the accident. The immunity of all defendants and suspects is to be lifted. A heated and emotional mood then led to clashes between demonstrators and police on Tuesday evening. Hundreds were involved in the street battle. Stones flew, tear gas billowed through the air, there were injuries on both sides.

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