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fierce fighting in beirut

There was heavy shelling on the streets of Lebanon on Thursday, when a morning of protests turned into violent clashes, killing at least four people and injuring more than two dozen, according to video from officials and the scene.

The Lebanese army was deployed to try to pacify the streets, responding to reports of snipers hiding on rooftops and running gun battles. It was not immediately clear what caused the clashes.

According to live video of the scene broadcast by Al Jazeera, tensions with long-standing were focused on two neighborhoods – one stronghold of the Shia Muslim faction and the other of the Christian faction.

The day began with the Shia militant and political group Hezbollah and its allies, dressed in black, gathered at the Justice Palace in Beirut. They demanded the removal of Judge Tarek Bitari. From the investigation of the huge explosion of 2020 Accusing Beirut port of favoritism.

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