Thursday 14 October 2021
The Lebanese army announced, on Thursday, that its deployed units will shoot at any gunman on the roads and at anyone who shoots from anywhere else.
The army, in a statement via Twitter, asked civilians to evacuate the streets.
The army said that as protesters headed to the Adliya area, they were exposed to bursts of fire in the Tayouneh area – Badaro, pointing out that the army rushed to cordon off the area and spread in its neighborhoods and at its entrances, and began conducting patrols, as well as searching for the shooters to arrest them.
And Lebanese media reported that a number of people were wounded in the shooting in Beirut during protests to demand the departure of the judicial investigator in the file of the Beirut port explosion, Judge Tariq Al-Bitar.
And the “Al-Manar” channel, affiliated with Hezbollah, reported that a number of demonstrators were wounded, who were heading to the Palace of Justice in Beirut, as a result of shooting at them at Tayouneh Roundabout.
The official National News Agency indicated that a wounded person was taken to the hospital by the “Al-Resala Association for People’s Aid” due to the shooting that took place in the direction of the demonstrators in Tayouneh.
The Lebanese army sent massive reinforcements to the Tayouneh area.
And the local “Al-Jadeed” channel announced that the shooters in Tayouneh roundabout were distributed on the roofs of a number of buildings, noting that “RPGs” had fallen in the Tayouneh area, where shooting is still going on.
The channel pointed out that the identity of the shooters was not known.
A number of supporters of the “Amal Movement” headed by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and “Hezbollah” gathered today in front of the Palace of Justice to demand an end to the injustice and discretion in the port bombing file, and they marched on foot towards the Museum area in Beirut.
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