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Beirut protests turn violence: Live Updates

Broken glass and debris are seen after a barrage of gunfire at a site near a protest against Judge Tarek Bitter in Beirut, Lebanon on October 14. Mohamed Azakir / Reuters

There has been heavy shelling in a demonstration in Beirut Demand to remove the judge who led the investigation Deadly August 2020 port explosion.

According to local broadcasters, hundreds of supporters of Iran-backed Hezbollah and its main Shiite ally Amal were marching towards the Palace of Justice in the Lebanese capital when protesters were fired from an undisclosed location, prompting protesters and journalists to take cover. was forced to

Local TV showed a masked protester shooting a weapon from behind a road barrier and black smoke rising from a nearby building.

Hezbollah has been a staunch opponent of popular judge Tariq Bitter, who is leading the investigation into the Beirut blasts and has called for high-level officials to be prosecuted.

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