by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/10/20, 04:55 pm
One day after protesters tried to storm Parliament, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said he would take a step back to help “fight the battle for change” in Lebanon. Less than a week ago, about 2,700 metric tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse in Beirut exploded, destroying the city’s port, killing at least 160 people, and leaving thousands injured and homeless. Many Lebanese argue corruption and negligence by the Hezbollah-backed government contributed to the disaster.