Protests in Beirut : a policeman killed, of the departments taken dassaut - Point

The Lebanese have burst their anger on Saturday, August 8 and demonstrated in the streets of Beirut. Led by officers to the retreat, protesters stormed the head

Protests in Beirut : a policeman killed, of the departments taken dassaut - Point

The Lebanese have burst their anger on Saturday, August 8 and demonstrated in the streets of Beirut. Led by officers to the retreat, protesters stormed the headquarters of the ministry of foreign Affairs. At the same time, other protesters were investing in the ministry of the Economy, of Energy and the headquarters of the Association of Banks. "We have taken control of the ministry of foreign Affairs, now the headquarters of the Revolution", has announced in a press release, from the elegant front porch of the department, the retired general Sami Rammah, in front of some 200 people who were screaming "Revolution".

"down With the rule of the banks !"

protesters have held two huge banners red at the entrance of the traditional villa, which has suffered damage because of the explosion Tuesday, one proclaiming "Beirut, the capital of the revolution", and "Beirut, a city without weapons". Sami Rammah called "the brotherly arab countries, all friendly countries, the arab League and the UN to consider our revolution as the true representative of the lebanese people".

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In the downtown area of the lebanese capital, where the demonstration has degenerated in the evening in violence between the protesters and the forces of the order, a group of activists has stormed the ministry of Commerce. They are briefly entered the building, seizing piles of documents that they have scattered in the street. Other protesters stormed the headquarters of the Association of banks, which crystallizes the anger of the Lebanese people since the banks have imposed restrictions on monsters on withdrawals and transfers of the applicants. "Down with the rule of the banks !", shouted the protesters, setting fire to the ground floor before being dislodged by the army, according to a photographer from Agence France-Presse on the spot.

The protests have been a victim of the forces of the order. "A member of the internal security Forces died (...) in helping people stuck in the hotel The Gray," said the police, adding no other detail that he had "been assaulted by a number of rioters that have led to his downfall and his death."

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early general elections

at the same time, the lebanese Prime minister challenged Hassan Diab announced Saturday night that he was going to propose early parliamentary elections. The head of government said in a televised speech that only "early elections may allow to overcome the structural crisis".

"I call on all political parties to agree on the next step," added Hassan Diab. Their leaders "don't have a lot of time, I am ready to continue to perform my duties for two months until they agree", he added. The head of government, who has formed his cabinet in January after the resignation of Saad Hariri end of October under the pressure of a movement of popular protest, and added that he would submit his proposal Monday to the Council of ministers.

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Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 14:33

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