Two Months After the Beirut Blast: No Recovery, No Accountability, No Government and Lots of Pain

Published October 5th, 2020 - 06:18 GMT
Two Months After the Beirut Blast: No Recovery, No Accountability, and No Government and Lots of Pain
many Lebanese people took to social media to express their sorrow over their personal losses due to the bloody event of the 4th of August. (Twitter: @AnthonyElHaiby)

Even though two months have gone by since the devastating Beruit explosion that hit the city's port killing hundreds of people, injuring thousands, and destroying millions of dollars worth of public and private properties, Lebanon seems nowhere near recovering.

Yesterday, on the second month anniversary of the unforgettable blast, many Lebanese people took to social media to express their sorrow over their personal losses due to the bloody event of the 4th of August. 

While many people shared photos remembering victims they are missing, some also shared photos of injured people who are still trying to overcome the consequences of that catastrophe.

Additionally, some users wrote about their experiences saying that they have yet to process the events of the shocking event and how they are still suffering from trauma following that day.

The Beirut blast had ignited a months-old public frustration with the Lebanese political elite, whose members had fought against each other during the civil war between 1975-1990 before they signed the Taif Accord that had set a sect-based political system that allowed all political parties to share power.

Protests that erupted on the 17th of October 2019 had blamed the acute economic crisis and the free fall of the local currency on those politicians, saying that they "are all corrupt and had all been taking advantage of being in power, impoverishing more than 4 million Lebanese people residing in the country."

Consequently, the blast that has not yet been investigated thoroughly has been blamed on the various Lebanese parties, resulting in the government's resignation and a failure to form another cabinet, despite the pressure exerted by the French president who has been directly involved in the political process since the explosion.


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