Beirut, Lebanon: A protester's hand baring the word, 'revolution'
Beirut, Lebanon: A protester's hand baring the word, 'revolution'

Instead of supporting those impacted by the Beirut explosion and the severe economic crisis, the Lebanese state is attacking its population.

On 4 August 2020, a large explosion in the port area of Beirut killed over 200 people with an estimated 6,000 more injured and 300,000 left homeless.

Only a few days after the blast, the Lebanese army and security forces shot at unarmed, largely peaceful crowds protesting against the government's inaction and corruption.

So far Lebanon’s President has rejected calls for an international inquiry in to the incident.