1 Police Killed And Hundreds Of Demonstrators Wounded In Rioting Demonstrations In Lebanon

1 Police Killed and Hundreds of Demonstrators Wounded in Rioting Demonstrations in Lebanon

Lebanese soldiers try to extinguihs the flame at the headquarters of the Lebanese association of banks in downtown Beirut on August 8, 2020, following a demonstration against a political leadership they blame for a monster explosion that killed more than 150 people and disfigured the capital Beirut. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Photo: Riot demonstrations in Beirut, Lebanon after the explosion (AFP / ANWAR AMRO)

Demonstrations ended in chaos in Beirut , Lebanon resulting in casualties. Be it on the side of the police and on the side of the demonstrators.

As reported by AFP on Sunday (9/8/2020), a policeman was said to have died. This was conveyed by the police through their twitter account.

"A member of the internal security forces died while ... helping people trapped inside the Le Gray hotel," the police tweeted without providing additional details.

The incident came after a group led by retired Lebanese soldiers stormed the Foreign Ministry calling it the "Revolutionary Headquarters".

The Lebanese Red Cross said it had brought 63 demonstrators to a nearby hospital. In addition, 175 people were treated at the location without identifying their identities.

It is known that demonstrators flooded the streets of Beirut on Saturday (8/8). They protested the impact of the deadly explosion on Tuesday (4/8) which had an impact on the crisis in society.

(aik / aik)

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