Beirut blast: protests mark one year since deadly port explosion – video report

Thousands of Lebanese people gathered in Beirut to mark the first anniversary of a catastrophic explosion at the port, holding pictures of the dead and demanding justice.

No senior official has been held to account for the disaster, caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely at the port for years. infuriating many Lebanese as their country also endures financial collapse.

As a memorial service got under way at the port, water cannon and teargas were fired at protesters who had been throwing stones towards security forces near parliament

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