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BREAKING: Heavy Clashes Between Scores of Protesters, Police in Beirut

In Beirut, heavy clashes are currently taking place between scores of Lebanese people and the security forces who are trying to stop them from storming the legislative council headquarter, located in central city.

Reports say that the protesters have already stormed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut, and that there are 14 injured people among the Lebanese demonstrators that have been taken to nearby hospitals.

Earlier, thousands of Lebanese have reportedly been gathering in central Beirut, calling for bringing those responsible for the massive blast at the city port to justice.

A fire at Beirut port on Tuesday ignited a stock of ammonium nitrate and triggered an explosion and destroyed entire sections of the city. The blast killed more than 150 people and injured 5,000 while leaving more than a quarter of a million people without homes. Spectacular videos of the disaster show a mushroom-shaped shockwave that swept from the port through the city.

In the massive anti-government protest, called: “Day of Accountability”, the Lebanese have participated, in a symbolic funeral of the blast’s victims, and called for the overthrowing of the whole political elite.

Word of Saturday’s protest spread online Friday with calls for demonstrators to gather in Martyrs’ Square, a downtown hub that became a central location for uprisings that ousted the country’s prime minister last year, but stopped short of overthrowing the political system, the Guardian reported.

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