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A demonstrator waves the Lebanese flag in front of riot police during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Shots fired as Beirut protests over explosion grow

Protesters stormed government ministries, a fire broke out in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square, a policeman died and shots were fired in protests over this week's devastating port explosion. The Red Cross said it treated more than 100 people for injuries and dozens of others were taken to hospitals.

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