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Anti-government protests erupt after explosion at port in Beirut

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The explosion in the port of Beirut could be the last straw that overflowed the patience of the Lebanese citizens due to the sharp deterioration of the economic situation in the country. The fact is that even before the explosion, the Lebanese economy rushed downward. Now the country may face a real humanitarian disaster, as Lebanon imported up to 85 goods through the port of Beirut. According to the latest data, foodstuffs, including cereals, remain in the country for no more than 3 weeks.


Against this background, protests against the current authorities erupted in Beirut and other major cities of 7 million Lebanon.

The protesters clashed with the police. Stones and debris of concrete structures, which were the result of the very explosion, are flying into the guards of law and order. In response, the police use smoke bombs and tear gas grenades.

So far, the protests cannot be called massive, but there is a real danger that Lebanon could indeed plunge into chaos.

As already noted, the explosion has already resulted in a loss of 27-28 percent of the country's GDP, which is $ 15 billion. This is in addition to the loss of at least 12% as a result of the pandemic. If the delivery of goods to the country is not established, the fall may worsen. At the same time, the Lebanese authorities have already admitted that they cannot cope with the crisis on their own. The European Union has decided to allocate 33 million euros to Lebanon, but this is clearly too little to solve even the primary problems associated with the elimination of the consequences of a powerful explosion.

Experts believe that now both Western countries, which will try to reduce the influence of Iran and Hezbollah, and radical Islamists, who can further reduce the role of the Christian population in Lebanon's life, can go to the intervention.

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  1. Insurgent
    Insurgent 7 August 2020 09: 58
    +2
    Anti-government protests erupt after explosion at port in Beirut
    The explosion in the port of Beirut could be the last straw that overflowed the patience of the Lebanese citizens due to the sharp deterioration of the economic situation in the country.

    And it is not clear why the visit undertaken by Macron did not add calm, but rather even heated up the situation ...
    1. bulava
      bulava 7 August 2020 12: 45
      -3
      Let the macaroni better prepare for the reception of the next batch of migrants)
    2. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 7 August 2020 18: 46
      -1
      Quote: Insurgent
      Anti-government protests erupt after explosion at port in Beirut
      The explosion in the port of Beirut could be the last straw that overflowed the patience of the Lebanese citizens due to the sharp deterioration of the economic situation in the country.

      And it is not clear why the visit undertaken by Macron did not add calm, but rather even heated up the situation ...

      60 thousand Lebanese signed a petition demanding the transfer of Lebanon to the French mandate. Al Arabiya reports. Apparently Hezbollah was no longer sick of them.
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 7 August 2020 20: 22
        +1
        Quote: A. Privalov
        60 thousand Lebanese signed a petition demanding the transfer of Lebanon to the French mandate. Al Arabiya reports.

        Read the article carefully ... They will sign the petition even with the devil when:
        in the country foodincluding cereals, left not more than on 3 of the week

        there is a real danger that Lebanon really can plunge into chaos

        the explosion has already become loss of 27-28 percent of the country's GDP, which is 15 billion dollarsa.

        Apparently Hezbollah lifted them up not sickly

        Hezbola "lifted" only Israeli Jews .... The IDF Air Force, as they flew to bomb the SAR (multiplying the losses of the working people) through Lebanon, so it will be, the Israel Air Force pilots do not care what landscape under them ..
        Israeli media drew attention to the comment of former Knesset member Moshe Feiglin, who wrote on social networks: “We are all allowed to rejoice that this explosion took place in the port of Beirut, and not in Tel Aviv. This is primarily a question of morality. "
        And in another post, Feiglin wrote: “In honor of Jewish Valentine's Day, we received a fantastic fireworks show in the port of Beirut. Do you really believe it was just a random fuel depot? Do you not understand that this hell was supposed to fall on us like a rocket rain? "

        ttps: //inosmi.ru/politic/20200807/247877950.html
  2. Boris55
    Boris55 7 August 2020 10: 01
    +2
    Against this background, in Beirut and other large cities of 7 million Lebanon broke out protest actions against the current authorities.

    Did they flare up themselves or did someone organize it? Who!
    "Experts believe that now the intervention can go as western countriesAnd radical Islamists"?
    1. Deniska999
      Deniska999 7 August 2020 10: 45
      +4
      All the troubles of Lebanon began with the reception of Palestinian refugees.
  3. BIABIA
    BIABIA 7 August 2020 10: 09
    -1
    Someone believes that the explosion is accidental?
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 7 August 2020 10: 11
      +6
      Quote: BIABIA
      Someone believes that the explosion is accidental?

      When, without proper safety measures, thousands of tons of an explosive substance lie haphazardly for years, then any accident turns into a pattern.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 7 August 2020 11: 54
        0
        Quote: Volodin
        When, without proper safety measures, thousands of tons of explosive substances lie haphazardly for years

        You correctly noticed that it was just randomly, and practically without supervision.
      2. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 7 August 2020 13: 38
        0
        I read that the arrests of the ship began in 2013. A businessman from Khabarovsk went bankrupt, the ship was in disrepair, he did not pay the crews. With difficulty, people could return ... ... now the household is in Cyprus. ....
        Quote: Volodin
        Quote: BIABIA
        Someone believes that the explosion is accidental?

        When, without proper safety measures, thousands of tons of an explosive substance lie haphazardly for years, then any accident turns into a pattern.
    2. Aleksandre
      Aleksandre 7 August 2020 14: 16
      +2
      Quote: BIABIA
      Someone believes that the explosion is accidental?

      You should not look everywhere for conspiracies, elementary carelessness is much more common. However, no one bothers to quickly sit on the shoulders of the situation.
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 10: 17
    -3
    Anti-government protests erupt after explosion at port in Beirut

    Morons maydanutye. fool Chaos will lead to the death of the most socially vulnerable people.
    1. Fotoceva62
      Fotoceva62 7 August 2020 11: 07
      0
      I completely agree. Instead of organizing the work, the Maidan began, well, Buratins for themselves ... As for the accidental explosion, God knows, but it’s all to the point (the anniversary of Hiroshima). At the same time, they reminded the supporters
      limited nuclear war, what does the explosion of a mine or shell look like (just)
    2. mdsr
      mdsr 7 August 2020 12: 38
      +4
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Anti-government protests erupt after explosion at port in Beirut

      Morons maydanutye. fool

      Don't make it up. This explosion was only the last straw. Watch the film Capernaum (2018), then you will understand in what conditions people live there. Lebanon has long been divided into two warring camps, between which there was a very delicate balance. Now the pendulum has swung in favor of Hezbollah. I think that the current government will not hold out for long and a brutal civil war will break out in the country again.
  5. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 7 August 2020 11: 24
    +1
    Not surprising. Power there has long been strongly divorced from the needs of the people and a popular explosion was brewing.
  6. sav
    sav 7 August 2020 11: 32
    +2
    Have you decided to break what is left?
  7. bulava
    bulava 7 August 2020 12: 46
    -1
    Israel does not even need to bomb. They will gnaw themselves.
  8. Rostislav
    Rostislav 7 August 2020 12: 52
    -1
    Who benefits from increased chaos in Libya? It is clear, after all, that it was not without "well-wishers".
    Normal people understand that the additional mess on the streets will not add food to the warehouses.
    1. indy424
      indy424 7 August 2020 17: 10
      +3
      I adore specialists for whom everything is already clear, you don't even need to know how Libya differs from Lebanon
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 7 August 2020 17: 50
        -1
        Quote: indy424
        I adore specialists for whom everything is already clear, you don't even need to know how Libya differs from Lebanon

        And really, what? Once, they write Lebanon, and another - Libya ...
        What's the trick?
      2. Rostislav
        Rostislav 7 August 2020 20: 38
        0
        It happens sometimes. You think one thing, and you type another recourse
        But I won't go to Austria for a kangaroo.
  9. bar
    bar 7 August 2020 14: 08
    +5
    The explosion in the port of Beirut could be the last straw that overflowed the patience of the Lebanese citizens due to the sharp deterioration of the economic situation in the country.

    It's time to drop everything and start a booze. This will certainly improve the economic situation tremendously ...
  10. Mr. One Two
    Mr. One Two 7 August 2020 17: 08
    0
    Whatever happens, think about who benefits.
  11. Esaul
    Esaul 7 August 2020 22: 56
    0
    For several years the Jews have found where to throw a match ...
    1. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 8 August 2020 09: 10
      0
      Quote: Esaul
      For several years the Jews have found where to throw a match ...

      And before that, we drank all the water in the tap. lol
      1. amr
        amr 9 August 2020 13: 09
        0
        To be honest, even this line was invented in order to smear the chosen ones from everything!
        .... you all have them in your throat and Hezbollah and the rest, so you had motive and gain!
        1. A. Privalov
          A. Privalov 9 August 2020 13: 18
          +1
          Quote: amr
          To be honest, even this line was invented in order to smear the chosen ones from everything!
          .... you all have them in your throat and Hezbollah and the rest, so you had motive and gain!

          You are absolutely right, my dear Mansour, your wisdom has no limits! And the motive and the benefit were not only there, but they are. Where would we take the blood of Christian babies, which, as you know, we use for breakfast, lunch and dinner, add to matzo, make hematogen, etc.? hi