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A policeman at the scene said the officer died when he fell into an elevator shaft in a nearby building after being chased by protesters. "This authority must step down", he said. Some protesters entered the building and burned a few documents.

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas Saturday at thousands of demonstrators who gathered in Beirut's main square to protest the government's management of the recent explosion that devastated large parts of the city.

The explosions also come as Lebanon awaits a United Nations tribunal's verdict Friday on the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafic Hariri, killed in a huge truck bomb attack.

The explosion killed more than 150 people, injured 5,000 and left up to 250,000 without habitable homes.

IRCS dispatched its first cargo after the blast including 95kg emergency medical supplies to Beirut on Thursday, August 7. Twenty people had been detained so far, he added.

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Nasrallah - whose faction is a big backer of the current government along with Aoun and other allies - asked why the ammonium nitrate was at the port no matter the cause of the blast.

Legislator Marwan Hamadeh resigned earlier this week in protest after the blast occurred.

Lebanese president Michel Aoun said blast probe looking into possible "external interference" in addition to simple negligence or an accident.

Near the site of the explosion, by the carcass of the port's giant grain silos, rescue teams from France, Russia, Germany, Italy and other countries continue their search efforts. It also set up a field hospital in Beirut.

Lebanon's president has rejected any worldwide probe into the catastrophic Beirut port blast, saying a missile or negligence could have been responsible as rescuers desperately combed the rubble for survivors. The couple had two adult children.

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Saturday's announcement came as thousands of demonstrators descended on downtown Beirut denouncing what they are calling government incompetence in the wake of the explosion.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag expressed their condolences to the family and paid tribute to Waltmans-Molier in a joint statement.

Two days after a landmark visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, activity was growing to drum up worldwide support for the disaster-hit country ahead of a Sunday virtual aid conference. He will host a donor conference for Lebanon via video link on Sunday, his office said.

Nasrallah praised solidarity and aid pouring in from around the world, including a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Hassan Nasrallah, the chief of powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah, said the disaster had created "an opportunity" to get the world to work with Lebanon again. Aboul Gheit said he would take part in a donors conference for Lebanon in France on Sunday and convey Lebanon's demands to the worldwide community.

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