Two Lebanese ministers resign amid protests after deadly Beirut blast

# 09:12
10 August 2020

Lebanon's environment minister Kattar Demianos and information minister Manal Abdel Samad both resigned on Sunday amid protests following the explosion that killed over 150 people in capital Beirut on Tuesday, APA reports citing Euronews.

Demianos said he was leaving in solidarity with the victims while Manal Abdel Samad said in a brief televised address that she apologized that leaders were "unable to meet their expectations."

The resignations come as anti-government protesters stormed Lebanese government buildings on Saturday evening, including the foreign ministry. Protests continued on Sunday with clashes between police and protesters.

Police fired tear gas and clashed with the thousands of protesters who gathered in the center of the Lebanese capital on Saturday.