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In the United States supported the mass protests in Beirut

by alex

В США поддержали массовые протесты в Бейруте

The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon was supported by mass protests in Beirut that began after a powerful explosion in the port area, which affected several thousand people. A message appeared in the official account of the Embassy on Twitter.

The Ministry stressed that the Lebanese people “have suffered for too long” and deserves to be the leader listened to him and “changed course subject to the requirements of the public about transparency and accountability”.

“We support their right to peaceful protest and call on all parties to refrain from violence,” — says the publication.

Earlier it became known that during the protests in Beirut have suffered more than 700 people. According to Al Jazeera, injuring at least 728 people, a policeman was killed. Another 19 protesters were arrested.

Thousands of people came out to protest to demand that the government of Lebanon to resign. The activists said that the government is responsible for the economic and political problems in the country, as for the explosion, which injured more than four thousand people. The participants broke into the building of the ministries of foreign Affairs, economy, energy and environment, and the Association of banks of Lebanon. Some time later the security forces returned to Beirut city center and business districts of the city under his control.

A powerful explosion occurred near the port of Beirut on the evening of 4 August. The damage done to the many quarters of the city, the blast was piqued and the Russian Embassy. Not less than 300 thousand people lost their homes, killing more than 150 people.

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