Six Killed, 30 Injured in Lebanese Clashes

Published October 14th, 2021 - 10:18 GMT
Four people killed in Lebanon clashes
A fighter from the Amal movement takes aim during clashes in the area of Tayouneh, in the southern suburb of the capital Beirut, on October 14, 2021. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Hezbollah and Amal called for the protest in an attempt to silence Judge Tarek Bitar

Lebanon's army forces warned is threatening to shoot anyone carrying a firearm following armed clashes during a protest against the Beirut port blast investigator.

Multiple casualties were reported with four dead according to a military source and more than 20 wounded after violence erupted Thursday in the vicinity of a protest against Judge Tarek Bitar, local media said. Reports suggest the initial shooting took place in the Tayouneh neighborhood of Beirut.

"While protesters were going to the Justice Palace they were fired at in the Tayounah area," an army statement said.

Prime Minister Najib Mikati called for calm and the arrest of "those responsible for the violations that led to injuries."

The demonstration, called for by the Shiite duo of Hezbollah and Amal Movement, was scheduled to take place in front of the Justice Palace in the capital of Beirut. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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