This Sunday, in Lebanon was registered on the second day of protests, where angry protesters against a political class, which they accuse of negligence for the past explosion in the port of Beirut, which left at least 158 dead, more than 6 thousand injured and 300 thousand homeless.
Ministers in Lebanon step aside
In the midst of these protests, he highlights that two ministers resigned from their posts. The first decline was that of Minister of Information, Manal Abdel Samad.
“After the massive disaster in Beirut, I present my resignation from the government. I apologize to the Lebanese, we have not been able to meet their expectations. “
Manal Abdel Samad.
Hours later, in Lebanon also resigned Minister of the Environment and Administrative Development, Damianos Kattar, who highlighted the following through a statement:
“Faced with the enormous catastrophe and a sterile regime that has failed on several occasions, I decided to resign from the government.”
The press in Lebanon too speculated with other possible resignations in the executive. The first Minister, Hasan Diab, met with several ministers to assess the situation and contemplate his possible resignation, according to local media.
This Sunday, in the emblematic Martyrs square, hundreds of protesters gathered, brandishing Lebanese flags, amid patriotic chants. Tents were set up to distribute bread, water and hot food.
Later, on an avenue that leads to Parliamentprotesters they threw stones and fireworks at the police, who replied with tear gas shots to disperse them, a correspondent for the AFP agency confirmed.
The protesters they responded to the shots of tear gas yelling “Revolution, revolution!” Some tried to scale the imposing barricades put up by the police to protect the street leading to Parliament.
- It should be noted that last Saturday, thousands of protesters had briefly stormed the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Energy, and the Banking Association.
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Kataeb party chief Sami Gemayel announced his resignation on Saturday, as did two other deputies from the historic Christian party, and said that the time had come to build a “new Lebanon”.
The destruction of the port of the Lebanese capital further limited access to food in a country that imports 85% of its food, such as wheat.
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