Protesters in the Lebanese capital Beirut have stormed a number of government ministries as thousands of people rage at politicians they blame for Tuesday’s devastating explosion.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has acknowleged the anger, but has taken little responsibility.
Meanwhile, Lebanon’s President has shut down calls for an investigation into the blast, as anger builds over government corruption.
And the Australian victim of the Beirut explosion has been identified as two-year-old Isaac Oehlers.
0:00 Eric Tlozek reports on latest protests
0:48 Lebanon’s President rejects calls for international probe into port explosion
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Shots fired, 110 injured during Beirut protests as anger erupts over deadly blast – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-09/beirut-blast-anger-as-protesters-clash-with-police/12538658
Australian Beirut explosion victim identified as two-year-old Isaac Oehlers –
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Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.
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The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.
Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).