Agence France-Presse reported that one person had died Eight others were injured.
Dr. Maryam Hassan from Al-Sahel Hospital on the outskirts of Beirut said that the dead man was shot in the head, and three of the wounded are in critical condition.
Reuters says there are five dead, including a woman who was shot in her home.
Pictures from social networking sites showing chaos in Lebanon Thursday (14)
Army soldiers patrol Beirut Street on October 14, 2021 after a shooting near the site of a protest against Judge Tariq Bitar, who is investigating the explosion of the Lebanese capital’s harbor last year – Photo: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters
The demonstration demanded the dismissal of Judge Tariq Bitar, who was in charge of the operation The explosion that occurred on August 4, 2020 in the city’s port.
The tragedy killed at least 214 people and injured more than 6000As well as the demolition of a number of buildings in the Lebanese capital.
The Lebanese army claims that protesters were attacked as they passed the Tayouneh roundabout, in an area that separates the city’s Christian and Shiite neighborhoods.
Residents had to run to protect themselves from gunfire, and the army began to patrol the streets (Watch the video at the beginning of this article).
Hezbollah and the Amal movement said groups shot protesters from rooftops. Both groups say Bitar is politicizing the investigation.
A woman holds children’s hands and runs out of school after a shooting outbreak in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, on October 14, 2021 – Photo: Mohamed Azakir / Reuters
The arrest of the deputy and denunciation
The judge questioned several politicians and government officials, including allies of Hezbollah, suspected of negligence that led to the port explosion.
It was caused by a large amount of ammonium nitrate that was stored there.
on Tuesday (12), Bitar issued an arrest warrant for Ali Hassan Khalil, a former deputy finance minister, a member of the Amal movement and an ally of Hezbollah..
Two former ministers filed a complaint against the judge, who suspended the investigation. The charge was dismissed Thursday, and Bitar will be able to resume his work.
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