Many Lebanese are furious at the failure to prevent the explosion of over 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate
Dozens of angry protestors in Beirut have entered the premise of the foreign ministry on Saturday over the recent explosion at the port that left at least 158 dead.
There has been a display of violence amidst protestors and police with back and forth tear gas and stone throwing, as several thousand take the streets in a planned protest, reports the BBC.
Witnesses say sounds of gunfire have also been heard from central Martyrs' Square, along with chants of slogans.
Many Lebanese are furious at the failure to prevent the explosion of over 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.
The material, which was being stored in a warehouse, had been seized from a ship six years ago but never moved. The government has promised to find those responsible.
The blast at the port devastated parts of the city and has deepened distrust of what many had already seen as an inept and corrupt political class. An anti-government protest movement erupted last October, fuelled by an economic crisis and a collapsing currency.