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Protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry

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Published: 09:04, 9 August 2020   Update: 11:05, 9 August 2020
Protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry

Dozens of protesters entered the premises of the Lebanese foreign ministry on Saturday (August 8) chanting slogans against the government and political establishment, witnesses said.

The demonstrators also burned a portrait of President Michel Aoun.

"We are staying here. We call on the Lebanese people to occupy all the ministries," one demonstrator said on a megaphone.

Shooting was heard at the scene of the demonstrations in central Beirut against Lebanon's ruling elite and police confirmed that bullets were fired.

It was noticed that several people who had bloodied from rubber bullet were shot as police used teargas to disperse protesters trying to break into parliament square.

The death toll from the 4th August catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut has risen to 158, according to the Lebanese health ministry media office. The number of people injured exceeds 6,000 and 21 are still reported missing, it said._Agencies