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Violent street clashes: Police encounters stone's throw with the tear gas

Specialudrustet police used Saturday tear gas against demonstrators in Beirut. It came to pass, when they tried to break through a barrier around the parliament.

the Demonstration was a protest against the government's handling of the crisis after eksplosionskatastrofen in Lebanon's capital earlier in the week.

Around 5000 people gathered for the demonstration in Martyrs ' Square in the city centre.

Here threw some stones against the police. As the protesters tried to burden through the set barriers on a road up to the house they were met with tear gas, reports a journalist from Reuters.

the Demonstrators sang 'the people want the fall of the regime', and some had transparencies with slogans such as 'Go by, you are all murderers!'

- We want a future with dignity, said one of the protesters, Rose Sirour.

- the Number of deaths for eksplosionskatastrofen in Beirut on Saturday has risen to 158, while the number of injured now exceeds 6000. This was stated by the Lebanese ministry of health. At least 21 are reported missing, writes Reuters.

Lebanese had Saturday planned a massebegravelse for the victims in connection with the explosion in Beirut.

It was, according to the Lebanese government a total of 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, which exploded in one or more warehouses in the port of Beirut.

the Cause of the explosion is not clear. But it is clear that the many tons of fertilizer were stored indefensible.

Up to 300,000 people have been made homeless, estimates the capital's governor.

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