Lebanese protesters on Saturday stormed the country’s foreign ministry as they vent anger against authorities over Tuesday’s deadly explosion in Beirut, which killed at least 158 people and injured hundreds. “We are taking over the foreign ministry as a seat of the revolution,” Sami Rammah, a retired officer, announced by loudspeaker from the ministry’s front steps. “We call on all the anguished Lebanese people to take to the streets to demand the prosecution of all the corrupt,” appealing to the international community to boycott the government. Protesters burnt a portrait of President Michel Aoun, a representative for many of a political class that has ruled Lebanon for decades and that they say is to blame for its current mess. Read more: Lebanese open homes to people displaced by Beirut explosion Demonstrators also raised a huge placard at the entrance of the ministry reading: ”Beirut is the capital of revolution,” according to the Lebanese privately owned television MTV. DW correspondent Bassel Aridi said the protesters had also taken over the economy and environment ministries. He said Lebanese society was divided on many issues, including the cause of the explosion. “Some believe that it is caused by an external force and some believe it is… Read full this story
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