6 killed and 30 injured in Beirut during Port blast protests
6 killed and 30 injured in Beirut during Port blast protests

6 killed and 30 injured in Beirut during Port blast protests

Six people have been killed and at least 30 have been injured during protests in Beirut regarding last year’s port blast.

The Beirut protests were reportedly organised by the militant Hezbollah and Amal movements Thursday.

They were protesting against the investigation into last year’s port blast.

The Lebanese army has moved in to help the situation according to the BBC. But it’s still unclear where the shots have come from and who they were aiming at.

Hezbollah and Amal said in a joint statement that the protesters were targeted by “snipers positioned on the roofs of buildings”.

“This attack by armed and organised groups aims to drag the country into a deliberate strife, the responsibility of which must be borne by the instigators and the parties that hide behind the blood of the victims and martyrs of the port in order to achieve malicious political gains,” they added.

The deaths include a 24-year-old woman hit in the head by a stray bullet while inside her home.

The latest chaos comes just days after power was restored to Beirut after a two day shut down.