Six killed in violence at Beirut protest over port blast probe

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At least six people were killed in Beirut on Thursday in gunfire and clashes at a protest against a judge investigating last year’s massive blast at the city’s port. The protest, at which 32 people were also injured according to the Health Ministry, drew followers of the pro-Iran Shiite Hezbollah movement and its allies. They were gathering at the Justice Palace when the gunfire erupted, sending people running for cover. It took several hours after the violence started on Thursday morning for the army to slowly restore order. Tanks and soldiers were deployed on the streets that saw the worst o…

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