Clashes in Lebanon: Many injured in protests in Beirut

BeiProtesten in Beirut have been injured, according to the Lebanese Red cross, more than 150 people. The hospital cited local media had been admitted on Saturda

Clashes in Lebanon: Many injured in protests in Beirut

BeiProtesten in Beirut have been injured, according to the Lebanese Red cross, more than 150 people. The hospital cited local media had been admitted on Saturday, 32 people, and the charity. According to reports, is said to have been killed in the events is also a police officer.

in Addition, the protesters had stormed temporarily Beirut, the Ministry of foreign Affairs in the Lebanese capital. Of former army officers face Protesters and led to a gunbattle, according to the news Agency AFP in the building and declared it the "headquarters of the Revolution". After three hours, the occupation ended after soldiers from the Lebanese army cleared the Ministry. Meanwhile, protesters should have the energy - and Ministry of economic Affairs, as well as the headquarters of the Lebanese Bank Association charged.

In the city fell probably also shots. The bestätigtedie police, the news Agency Reuters, after Saturday's appropriate noises were heard in the centre of Beirut. The circumstances were initially unclear. On television, recordings of several blood were to be seen the end of people after the police used rubber bullets and tear gas against the demonstrators had used. They had tried, to the Parliament square to penetrate.

"Revolution, Revolution"

citing eyewitnesses, the news Agency Reuters reported vonDutzenden protesters to settle during the protests on the grounds of the foreign Ministry. There, they would have chanted anti-government slogans, a picture of President Michel Aoun burned asked andaxiomatically beneficial Megafon other protesters to occupy all the ministries.

On the recordings of the Arabic-speaking NachrichtensendersAl to see Dschasirawar early Saturday evening, as estimated in protest, more than 10,000 persons at different places imStadtzentrum peaceful and some of the fighting with security forces and riot police delivered.

Many Lebanese, the political leadership of this small country on the Mediterranean sea for the serious Explosion responsible. The number of dead rose to 158 as dasGesundheitsministeriumam Saturday announced. The number of injured is around 6000. Meanwhile, the Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab and his Cabinet intends to propose early elections. A corresponding law, he would present his Cabinet, said Diab on Saturday in a televised address.

On Saturday protesters were first to a grief and a protest rally at the martyrs square in the centre of Beirut came together, how the German press Agency reported.The Motto of the protest rally was "justice for the victims to take revenge on the government".

Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 17:19

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