The explosion of the port of Beirut is still charged: crashes in the streets by the judge who investigates the case

At least six people have died and 60 have been injured as a result of street shocks starring by followers of the Chii Party Hizbollah and a right-wing Christian

The explosion of the port of Beirut is still charged: crashes in the streets by the judge who investigates the case

At least six people have died and 60 have been injured as a result of street shocks starring by followers of the Chii Party Hizbollah and a right-wing Christian group. The bullets began to fly in all directions after the Civil Court of Cassation confirmed the continuity of Judge Tarek Bitar as an instructor of the cause of the Great Explosion of Beirut.

Other explosions were able to hear this Thursday at the surrounding courthouse of the district of Tayouneh, an area inhabited mostly by Christian faithful. Already on Wednesday night, Lebanese Christian forces, a popular training among its core, had mobilized yours against the announcement of hezbolá to concentrate the next day in front of the court to protest against the magistrate, which they accuse of being "politicized ".

From the parades with great crossings on Thursday, he went to a tense situation this morning, when the members of Hizbollah and the AMAL group arrived. At one point, due to causes that are unknown, weapons, always present in the streets of Beirut, came up. Circulation videos for social networks account for chaos. It is believed that the shots proceeded both from the same street and of adjoining buildings, although it has not been determined who started.

As the confrontation advanced, the witnesses ensure that RPG type grenades were shot, which increased a tension at the passage of which the weak Lebanese government had to come out and its army. In a statement, Prime Minister Najib Mikati appealed to calm urging everyone to "not be dragged into a civil conflict." For its part, the army alerted that its units deployed "will shoot against every armed man or open fire", and demanded civilians to evacuate the streets.

The battle lived in the center of the Lebanese capital supposes the umpteenth proof that Lebanon, governed by a system of sectarian fees from which each sect tries to benefit while colliding with the rest, goes downhill and without brakes. In the midst of a generalized discontent with the political class, the protests have emerged on behalf of the judge in charge of clarifying who are responsible for the great detonation of August 2020, which left 218 dead and thousands of wounded.

Last Tuesday, Tarek Bitar issued an arrest warrant against the former Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil after he did not show up to declare. Shortly after, the magistrate received a notification, by Khalil's lawyers and another of those investigated, Ghazi Zeiter, in which his suspension was requested. This was the third time that Zeiter and Khalil, from the Amal, tried sizes maneuver to get rid of the judge and to paralyze instruction.

For the Secretary General of Hizbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, Bitar is "using the blood of victims to serve his own political interests," so he called his replacement. Other parties rely on the judge's independence, the second in charge of the investigation after last February his predecessor, Fadi Sawan, was suspended after another rain of suspension demands, who are lengthening the trauma of the beiruti to the intarulous .

This time, against, the cassation civil court has rejected the motion, allowing the continuation of the process. The protest was not waiting, unleashing another scenario of violence that endangers the start of the government, even in diapers, from Mikati, in the midst of one of the worst economic crises reminiscent of Lebanon. At the moment the Hizbolán's order persists, who achieved the cancellation of the Wednesday's cabinet between demands to remove Bitar.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 05:51

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