the Lebanese capital lived through violence that brought to mind the specter of civil war and sectarian fighting, especially after clashes erupted between the areas of Chiyah and Ain al-Rummaneh, which previously formed a line of contact.
While the Tayouneh area, near the Palace of Justice in Beirut, recorded a massive displacement of residents, according to the official news agency reported in the evening, after 6 people were killed and more than 30 wounded, according to an initial toll announced by the Ministry of Health
At the same time, the army deployed heavily in the area in an attempt to contain the violence that erupted since the noon hours, after supporters of the Amal movement and Hezbollah carried out a protest in front of the Palace of Justice against the investigator in the Beirut port case, Judge Tariq Bitar. However, things quickly deteriorated later and turned to shooting, bullets and shells.
As they reviewed by gunmen from the two heavy their guns on the outskirts of Beirut, while deployed snipers on the rooftop
These developments came after a campaign of criticism and incitement launched by Hezbollah and local media outlets in its orbit against Judge Bitar, accusing him of not being impartial, after he asked to question ministers and security officials allied to the party.
On the other hand, international calls for restraint and the preservation of judicial independence came from the European Union, the Arab League, the United States, France, Egypt and others