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At the end, the demonstrators paid tribute, by lighting candles on a shell-shaped fountain on a traffic circle at the entrance of Mina, to the Tripolitans who died recently at sea. They had tried to reach Cyprus by boat from the port of Tripoli to escape the misery and the economic situation which was becoming more and more untenable for a large part of the population.


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Last Friday's demonstration brought together several hundred people, which is very modest compared to the huge crowds that gathered at the end of 2019 in al-Nour Square.


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The Lebanese "thawra" celebrated its 1st anniversary this year the 19th of October. Various events were organized on Friday evening in different cities in , except Beirut, to celebrate the decentralized aspect of this movement. The city of , the country's second largest city in terms of population but also the poorest large city in the country, played a special role in this insurgency because of the extent of its mobilization.


[EN] Enormous fire this afternoon at the port of , a little more than a month after the explosion that devastated Beirut. Firefighters managed to get control of the fire in the evening.

[FR] Enorme incendie cet après-midi au port de , un peu plus d'un mois après l'explosion qui a dévasté Beyrouth. Les pompiers ont réussi à maîtriser l'incendie dans la soirée.

This first of September 2020, a rally was held in in a tense context. The aim was both to celebrate the 100th anniversary of and to protest against the ruling political class, accused of corruption and also to be responsible for the explosion which devastated part of the city on 4 August. French President Emmanuel Macron was on an official visit at the same time to urge the political class to form a new government and undertake reforms quickly.

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Optimistic reading of the morning, in Mondoweiss: "Trump and Netanyahu rail against anarchists. As an anarchist, that gives me hope"

mondoweiss.net/2020/09/trump-a

Human Rights Watch a documenté les excès des forces de sécurité libanaises lors de la manifestation du 8 août dernier à , au : utilisation de balles réelles sur des manifestants, passages à tabac, tirs tendus de grenades lacrymogènes, tirs sur les médias et les soignants.

Attention, la vidéo contient des images violentes.

youtube.com/watch?v=twgxelXcOG

Rapport complet de Human Rights Watch: hrw.org/news/2020/08/26/lebano

[FR] La journée s'est terminée par l'attaque et la destruction du siège de l'Association des Banques Libanaises.

[EN] The day ended with the attack and the destruction of the headquarters of the Association of Lebanese Banks.

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[FR] Le mot d'ordre de la journée était « Le jour du jugement ». Les manifestants accusent la classe politique de négligence criminelle qui a mené à l'explosion dans le port de Beyrouth quatre jours plus tôt.

[EN] The motto of the day was "Judgment Day". The demonstrators accused the political class of criminal negligence that led to the explosion in the port of Beirut four days earlier.

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[FR] La rue Weygand, l'un des axes menant au parlement a été le lieu d'affrontements particulièrement violents.

Weygand Street, one of the axes leading to the parliament, was the scene of particularly violent clashes.

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[FR] Une journée de colère populaire et beaucoup de détermination hier dans . Beaucoup de blessés aussi, au terme d'une journée qui aura vu l'occupation temporaire de quatre ministères et la mise à sac de l'Association Libanaise des Banques.

[En] A day of popular anger and a lot of determination in yesterday. Many people were injured. The day that saw the temporary occupation of four ministries and the sacking of the Lebanese Association of Banks.

[FR] L'une des chambres de l'hôpital Geitawi. Les patients ont tous été évacués dans la nuit, avec l'aide de la Croix Rouge Libanaise.

[EN] One of the rooms at Geitawi Hospital. The patients were all evacuated during the night, with the help of the Lebanese Red Cross.

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[FR] De très nombreux volontaires sont venus d'un peu partout du Liban pour aider à nettoyer les débris, distribuer eau et nourriture dans les rues de .

[EN] Large numbers of volunteers came from all over Lebanon to help clean up debris and distribute water and food in the streets of .

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[FR] A la jonction entre les rues d'Arménie et Gouraud.

[EN] At the junction between the streets of Armenia and Gouraud.

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[FR] Quelques photos faites hier dans les quartiers et endroits parmi les plus touchés par l'explosion au port de .

Tout d'abord, le port de Beyrouth, où a eu lieu l'explosion d'un entrepot contenant 2750 tonnes de nitrate d'ammonium.

[EN] Some pictures taken yesterday in some of the neighbourhoods and places most affected by the explosion at the port of .

First of all, the port of Beirut, where a warehouse containing 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate was exploded.

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Hier, @Ju_ me demandait hier a qui donner pour aider le Voici une liste d'orgas fiables: twitter.com/chloejbenoist/stat

Les premières répondent à la situation d'urgence mais elles ont besoin d'aide sur le long terme aussi.

A ce propos, si vous avez des médicaments (paracétamol, augmentin, anti-inflammatoire, biafine, suture, compresses) à donner, il y a des réseaux qui s'organisent à Paris et à Lyon. Contactez moi pour les numéros.

Update: la toxicité de l'air dans Beyrouth n'est pas une information confirmée. Mis à part un pic hier soir entre 6h et 7h, les relevés sont ok. twitter.com/mona_fawaz/status/

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