After a massive explosion earlier in the week in Lebanon that went viral because of the severity of the explosion, the story of what that the Government many feels is overly influenced by Iran, knew of the potential dangers to the surrounding people and property, and chose to ignore, refusing to give any formal report of the cause of the epic disaster.
The devastating explosion made world news, with Lebanon Health Ministry reporting Saturday that the Beirut port explosion death toll rose to 158 with up to 5,000 people injured and over 300,000 people homeless, with little relief or aid for the area.
— CNW (@ConflictsW) August 6, 2020
This is the craaziest video from the #BeirutExplosion I've seen yet.
HD camera on tripod very close to the explosion.
— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) August 7, 2020
People are demanding answers from the Lebanese Government about what they know about the cause of the explosion, who are being reportedly being evasive.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) August 7, 2020
Thousands of survivors turned to the streets in anger.
"Make no mistake, this is a very dangerous moment."
Several thousands of people in Lebanon are protesting after the port explosion that killed at least 158 people.
Sky's @alexrossiSKY has the latest from Beirut.
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) August 8, 2020
A common cry of concern from the people on the ground is that the Lebanese Army, went from “protecting the people to protecting the Government”.
“You understand #قوى_الأمن The internal rage is the overwhelming anger of the demonstrators and calls on them at the same time to exercise restraint and to express themselves in a civilized and peaceful manner, away from all forms of violence and attacks on public and private property, and not to be exposed to its members who are doing their duty to maintain security and order,” the Lebanese Security Forces said in a statement.
The security institutions are on the verge of losing what "remains" of their legitimacy. What and who are they securing? A violent criminal political mafia who's been in power since the civil war or the Lebanese society? https://t.co/JUWbnY5CHe
— Georges Haddad (@Georges__Haddad) August 8, 2020
People in the area have risen up, causing law enforcement to clash with anti-Government protests to cause even more attention on the country.
#Lebanon— Angry citizens in #Beirut, sickened by #Khamenei's occupation of Lebanon via proxy, shout "#Hezbollah is Terrorist," as they protest #Nasrallah's utterly incompetent regime. #Iran #LebanonExplosion | #لبنان_ينتفض #بيروتpic.twitter.com/FPqRVPznNN
— Hezbollah Watch® (@HezbollahWatch) August 8, 2020
Crowds gathered to hang in effigy the leaders of the terrorist group Hezbollah. According to the Council of Foreign Relations :
“Hezbollah is a Shiite Muslim political party and militant group based in Lebanon, where its extensive security apparatus, political organization, and social services network fostered its reputation as “a state within a state.” Founded in the chaos of the fifteen-year Lebanese Civil War, the Iran-backed group is driven by its opposition to Israel and its resistance to Western influence in the Middle East.
With its history of carrying out global terrorist attacks, parts of Hezbollah—and in some cases the entire organization—have been designated as a terrorist group by the United States.”
— Timour Azhari (@timourazhari) August 8, 2020