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During the riots in Beirut suffered 70 police officers

More than 70 police officers were injured, one killed in riots in Beirut, said the main Directorate of General security of Lebanon.

"During the execution of the task of maintaining order and safety at demonstrations in downtown Beirut on August 8, which resulted in the riots, died a Martyr killed Sergeant Tawfiq al-Doueihi and more than 70 members of the security forces were injured," - said in a statement.

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday at a rally in Beirut demanding the resignation of the government and the reforms, he turned into a massive collision. The demonstrators seized the building four ministries and the Association of banks. At the moment the building, which houses the Ministry of foreign Affairs, of economy and energy, freed from the protesters. According to the channel "al-Manar", in the violence suffered by 490 people.

A devastating explosion occurred on 4 August in the seaport area of Beirut near a base of the Navy of Lebanon. The blast had destroyed and damaged dozens of homes and cars, in many areas of the capital, glass was broken. According to local authorities, the cause of the explosion was the detonation of stored in the warehouse 2750 tons a confiscated customs services in 2014 ammonium nitrate. The explosion killed 158 people, more than 6 thousand were injured.