Dramatic photos show clashes in Lebanon amid tensions, fuel crisis
|CTVnews 14 Oct 2021 at 14:28|
SASKATOON -- Amid ongoing fuel and financial crises in Lebanon, deadly clashes have broken out between police and Hezbollah-allied protesters who are calling for removal of a judge leading the investigation into the massive explosion at Beirut s port in 2020.
With at least at least six people killed and dozens wounded in the latest clashes Thursday, authorities say its the most protracted and violent street fighting Beirut has seen in years.
The backdrop for the violence is both an unprecedented crash of the national currency and a crippling energy crisis. Since the countrys two main power plants were shut down on Saturday, Oct. 9, the ongoing erratic supply of electricity has put hospitals and essential services in crisis mode.