Security Tight at Anti-Government Rally in Lebanon

Security Tight at Anti-Government Rally in Lebanon

Lebanese anti-government protesters marched along the road leading to the presidential palace in Beirut, Saturday.

Security forces were out in large numbers to monitor the rally and detained some of the demonstrators.

Tension is high in Lebanon following last month’s devastating explosion at Beirut’s port, which killed nearly 200 people, and after another mysterious and huge blaze at the same site Thursday.

The August 4 explosion was caused by the detonation of nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrates that had been improperly stored at the port for years.

More than five weeks later, it is still not clear what started the fire that ignited the chemicals, and no one has been held accountable so far.


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