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At least 1 killed, several wounded in gunfire near Beirut protest

Al Jazeera, 14 Oct 2021
At least one person has been killed and several others wounded when gunfire erupted near a Hezbollah-led protest in Beirut.

Hundreds of Hezbollah supporters and allies wearing black gathered at the Beirut Justice Palace on Thursday calling for the removal of Judge Tarek Bitar from the Beirut Port explosion probe, accusing him of being biased and an “American slave”.

Gunfire was heard from building rooftops in the nearby Tayyoune neighbourhood, scattering the angry protesters.

The Lebanese Army intervened, arresting one of the shooters. The identities and affiliations of the shooters remain unclear.

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