How seven years of neglect and 13 minutes of chaos destroyed Beirut
Just days after the enormous blast that shattered Beirut, Ali Hammoud found himself looking down on the rubble from an airplane, leaving behind his family and hometown, like many of his compatriots longing for safety and stability
Angry and grieving protesters on Tuesday read aloud the names of at least 171 people killed in last week’s explosion at Beirut port and called for the removal of #Lebanon ’s president and other officials they blame for the tragedy. (Reuters)
▶️ Week after Beirut blast, Lebanese call for downfall of president and political elite
Stunning video shows explosions just minutes ago at Beirut port
Terrifying video from a guy driving his car while filming the Beirut explosion...
The US had ***ten times*** the deaths today from COVID than the Beirut blast and it’s just...a Wednesday. Tomorrow will likely be worse.
Tonight people in Beirut are going to sleep in shattered homes, during a deadly pandemic, with a collapsing economy led by corrupt politicians, surrounded by countries that have attacked & threatened them and a world that has abandoned them and their refugees. They deserve better