Beirut blast: French President’s visit
A bomb blast near the Lebanese capital Beirut three days ago has killed at least 157 people and injured 5,000 others. The Lebanese people are outraged by the incident, which is being expressed in protests. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
Angry protesters set fire and pelted stones at security forces, while security forces shelled to disperse them. Meanwhile, a Lebanese military court has ordered the arrest of 16 people working at the port in connection with the blast.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah has denied allegations of stockpiling any weapons at the port. Hassan Nasrallah, head of the resistance group, said the allegation of an attack on Hezbollah’s warehouse at the port was propaganda because it had nothing to do with the port and the resistance group had no warehouse there.
French President Emmanuel Macron also visited Beirut and mingled with the people. The French president also hugged and consoled the victims. The French president is the first foreign head of state to arrive in Lebanon since the bombings.
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