Shots fired in Beirut as citizens vent fury at politicians | ABC News

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

Read more here:
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 –

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-08/beirut-explosion-victim-identified-australian-isaac-oehlers/12538430

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In This Story: Lebanon

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

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).

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