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Beirut protests: Chaos on Lebanon streets as 'revolution' demanded after PM's resignation

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Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has resigned from his post as of today.

The leader was left no option after multiple members of his cabinet also handed in their resignations.

The major political shift has been sparked by a devastating explosion in the country’s capital, Beirut.

The blast killed at least 160 people and injured 6000 others.

Corruption and neglect were widely blamed for the disaster by the protestors.

A series of anti-Government protests have taken place in the capital since the blast.

Mr Diab admitted that the explosion was due to “endemic corruption”.

This relates to the unsafe storage of ammonium nitrate in a warehouse at the city’s port for up to seven years.

He said he is “with the people” in calling for trying those responsible for this crime.

More to follow…



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