A crowd headed to protest against the leading investigator into the Beirut port explosion came under fire by gunmen, with at least 6 deaths and 30 injuries reported.
14 months after they absorbed much of a devastating explosion at Beirut’s port, little work has been done to secure buildings that have become a monument to Lebanon’s descent into the abyss.
On the ground with protesters and families as they mourn the victims of last year's port explosion – and demand someone finally be held accountable.
A year after a devastating explosion tore through Beirut’s port, Lebanon is sinking deeper into an abyss seemingly without end.
Dozens of demonstrators were injured after a peaceful march including victims’ family members turned violent.
Warlords, mafias, and serious failures of governance have all combined to turn Lebanon into a dumping ground for hazardous chemicals, just like those that caused a devastating explosion in Beirut last summer.
"We just want to know the truth; this is what we are asking for,” a grieving mother told VICE World News. “After six months we don’t know anything.”
Many young artists see no choice but to leave Lebanon.
Despite government resignations, systemic failures in governance are yet to be addressed.
The October 11 event benefitting the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon will feature sets from Annika Rose, Evann McIntosh, BabyJake, and more.
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Around 77 percent of young people in Lebanon want to leave the country.