Angry relatives of Beirut blast victims protest probe delays

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Reuters

By Issam Abdallah BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hundreds of relatives of victims of last year’s Beirut port explosion, some chanting and some silent, took to the streets on Wednesday angry that an investigation into the disaster had been delayed for the second time this year. Some carried miniature figures of people on death row with signs below reading “the end for anyone corrupt”, while others stood in silence, carrying photos of their loved ones. Powerful parties including the Shi’ite group Hezbollah and others in the ruling elite have alleged bias in the investigation. Some in the crowd chanted “Hezb…

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