Beirut harbor explosion: demands for justice two years after the explosion that destroyed a large part of the Lebanese capital

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Today, August 4, Lebanon commemorates the two-year anniversary of the explosion that hit the port of the capital, Beirut, and destroyed a huge part of the city, killing more than 200 people, wounding and displacing thousands of others, and causing billions of dollars in losses.

On this day in 2020, the Lebanese capital was shaken by what is considered one of the most powerful non-nuclear explosions in the world, following the ignition of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate that had been stored in the port of Beirut for years.

And the first and third like #explosion_port_beirut #We will not forget #4_ August What was circulated by the pioneers of social networking sites in Lebanon, who expressed their grief over this tragedy, and published pictures and names of the victims of the explosion, calling for justice and accountability for those responsible.

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Lebanon had announced in a statement the closure of public administrations and institutions in memory of the “tragic accident of the Beirut Port explosion”, and flags at half-staff “in solidarity with the families of the martyrs and the wounded.”

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