Water bottles thrown at Lebanese politician as crowd turns angry

Published on 7 Aug 2020 11:36:54 AM

Lebanese Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm had water and water bottles thrown at her in the streets of Beirut on Thursday (Aug 6), as angry citizens reeled from a blast that killed 145 people.

Dozens are still missing after Tuesday's explosion at the port that injured 5,000 people and left up to 250,000 without habitable homes, hammering a nation already staggering from economic meltdown and a surge in coronavirus cases.

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