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Vox: Lebanon’s entire government has resigned after a weekend of violent protests

Lebanese protesters, enraged by last week’s deadly Beirut explosion, hurl stones at security forces amid clashes in the vicinity of the parliament building in central Beirut on August 10, 2020. Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images

Lebanon’s entire government, including its prime minister, has resigned amid public outrage over the explosion in Beirut last week that killed more than 200 people — throwing the country into even more chaos than it’s already in.

Lebanese citizens directly blame the government for allowing nearly 3,000 tons of an explosive substance to remain in a warehouse near the port for six years until a fire detonated it last week. People are also angry at the current government for plunging the nation into a deep economic crisis.

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