Mass Protests Erupt in Beirut Over Deadly Explosion

BEIRUT—Tens of thousands of protesters converged Saturday on central Beirut, some clashing with security forces and taking over government buildings, as they demanded justice for a deadly explosion in the Lebanese capital they blame on their leaders. Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators, and live ammunition into the air, as…

BEIRUT—Tens of thousands of protesters converged Saturday on central Beirut, some clashing with security forces and taking over government buildings, as they demanded justice for a deadly explosion in the Lebanese capital they blame on their leaders.

Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators, and live ammunition into the air, as dozens of stone-throwing protesters tried to enter the barricaded downtown area. Many Lebanese believe Tuesday’s disaster, which killed more than 150 people, is the outcome…

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