Beirut police use live gunfire, gas to disperse Lebanese mourners

Thousands of mourners tried to storm the prime minister’s office in central Beirut Sunday demanding his resignation over the murder of the Lebanese security chief Wissam al-Hasan Friday in a huge car bomb explosion that killed another 7 people. They had just left his funeral which was attended by tens of thousands of mourners. Reporters describe “heavy gunfire” but offer no figures of casualties. The Assad regime is widely blamed for the murders.


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