During a demonstration against the investigation into the explosion of the port of Beirut, six people lost their lives, before the city fell into scenes of civil war.
Tanks, deserted streets barely disturbed by the passage of a screaming siren ambulance, inhabitants taking refuge under a desk or in a survival room… It only took a few hours to get there.
Everything starts from the investigation of judge Tareq Bitar into the explosion of the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020. The magistrate issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday against the deputy and former Minister of Finance Ali Hassan Khalil, member of the Shiite movement Amal, ally of Hezbollah. Enough to implode a meeting of the unity government of Nagib Mikati, the ministers of Hezbollah and Amal demanding the appointment of another judge, against the advice of the rest of the cabinet.
Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi reported six deaths. Among the victims were a man who was shot in the head, a second shot in the chest and a 24-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet while at home, according to medical sources. According to the Lebanese Red Cross, 30 people were injured.