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Beirut explosion: Fire breaks out near Lebanese parliament amid clashes with protesters

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Lebanese police fired tear gas to attempt to disperse rock-throwing protesters on Sunday in Beirut during the second day of anti-government demonstrations, which also saw a fire break out near parliament.

The fire began at an entrance to Parliament Square as demonstrators tried to break into a cordoned-off area. They also broke into the housing and transport ministry offices.

The recent protests were triggered by the devastating explosion on Tuesday that resulted in at least 158 deaths and thousands of injuries. Two government ministers have since resigned amid both the fallout over the blast and months of economic crisis, saying the government had failed to reform.

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    Looks like the U.S. as of late 😑. Very sad.

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    Canada just sent them how much? lol smh

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    You sure you didn't accidentally post footage of Portland ?

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    Dannielle DeBruler

    Mercy for us all.

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    Haven’t these people suffered enough. Beirut government just give it up and stop hurting these people.

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    This was Israel's biggest mistake. Watch what happens to Israel in the next month.

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    these people are so ungrateful

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    Looks like there is more police than protestors…

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    Damn!…to what has Lebanon become!….this country was a magical country in every way!…tourist use flood Lebanon!…

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    this should be happening in Canada to rid our corrupt government and dictator Justin Turdo

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    You really can't blame these people for being so angry change has to happen there.

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    Hello feriends of lebanon i thing so that some body is going to asist again i know that the gover ment of france will gave a help again thank you.

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    Making more fire is not a solution. These pictures are what the lebanese government wants to show: "See those riots." It would be much better and more effectful to sit or to stay in the streets singing with the flag. When a big mass comes together every night, without burning things, then there would be a better chance for revolution. We have experienced this in Germany 1989. This was an unviolent revolution and it was ssuccesful!

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    What a bunch of noobs. Who's teaching these kids how to riot?

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    Les peuples en ont assez de la corruption !!!!!!!

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    Protesters seems like a loose term here

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    shannen gasbarri

    It makes me angry and sad to see American protesters acting like entitled brats when there are people in the world going through what Beirut if going through right now.

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    They need a change in government in order to begin the healing process economically.

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    My Creative Learning

    lack of organization like hong kong and the usa.. waste of energy.. they need targets and 50,000 men in one group.

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    these guys having a little too much fun lol

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    At one time Beirut was a beautiful city. Now look at it. All because of corrupt politicians and terrorists.

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    Yara Hesham Omar Zaki

    😡 i hate those guys not the pepole

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    Macron is the very first to visit the place impacted by this huge disaster. The fact that no Lebanese leaders visit the people who suffered due to this blast (i.e prime minister, or president … except Beirut governor), simply a proof that those leaders know that they have betrayed their own people, that they are responsible for the tragedy, that they are cowards.

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    What the heck is freaking wrong with those maniacs destroying their city more than what already has happened. Pure stupidity.

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    Looks like Portland

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    Shalom shalom shalom!!!

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    Deborah Simmonds

    This is foreshadowing of what could happen in US when we aren't allowed to hold truthful elections

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    can someone give a quick tldr about what the protest is about? the news says its protest of the explosion which i really don't understand.

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    There is a very thin line between civilised behavior and descent into the cave.

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    Nathaniel Palmer

    Im guessing civil war in Lebanon is not too far away. Hopefully I’m wrong but by what the Lebanese people have said about government corruption. The explosion just triggered their frustration.

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    Sanayaima Ningombam

    Request the honest and true lebanese policemen and military to no support the current regime. Public should drag out all the politicians and govt officials into the streets…There is no better time than this for a revolution

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    Black lives matter 2.0

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    Welcome to Portland, Oregon in the good ole U.S. of A.

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    Entertaining! War is beautiful

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    JT Real 💯🙏

    I remember the explosion in Halifax Canada 🇨🇦 when 2 ships collided 1 ship carrying explosives for World War One destined for the battlefields in 1917 that wiped out everything in sight almost 2000 died, 9000 injured and blinded, 25'000 left without adequate shelter. 🇨🇦 it was the world's biggest explosion before Atomic bombs in 1945.

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    That explosion had to of been set up by Israel look at all the riots that were caused by Israel and these scumbag politicians in Washington DC!!!

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    Ὓὄὗʀ L·ἷғἔ Ṃᾄҭҭἔʀṩ

    Use deadly force NOW

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