Lebanese population fears new civil war

After the violence that caused the death of 6 people, shots were no longer heard in the capital of Lebanon.

A demonstration organized by the Shiite movements Hezbollah and Amal ended in an armed confrontation. The two movements wanted to demand the dismissal of the judge in charge of investigating the explosion in the port of Beirut. They want to remove him because he has said he is determined to listen to several politicians considered untouchable, including two former Amal ministers.

It is certainly not known who started the shooting, but several protesters were shot in the head and at least four rockets were fired.

The army’s intervention calmed the situation, but Rita Dieb, heard by the TSF, fears that violence will return. She explains that many believe this is a fictional calm, “I don’t think things end here. I don’t think this started by accident.”

This Portuguese resident in Beirut confesses that from the moment the demonstration was announced, no one was relaxed and everyone feared a civil war. Rita Dieb adds that the subject has been talked about for some time and that’s why people are looking forward to it. Everyone fears a return to the past.

Rita Dieb says that a war could represent the end of Lebanon as everyone knows it. The country is already in a particularly difficult situation. The economic crisis does not subside and the population finds it difficult to survive. Added to this is the pandemic that has also been increasing.

This Portuguese admits that they are living in chaos.

The next few hours could be crucial to know what will happen in Lebanon.

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