Police fire tear gas at Beirut protesters angry over explosion

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Riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in  Beirut  on Saturday during a protest over the government’s handling of this week’s devastating explosion in the city.

About 5,000 people gathered in Martyrs’ Square in the city centre, some throwing stones. Police fired tear gas when some protesters tried to break through the barrier blocking a street leading to parliament, a Reuters journalist said.

The protesters chanted “the people want the fall of the regime,” and held posters saying “Leave,...


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