death toll from the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon's capital, has risen to 157. As angry citizens protested against a government that had left ammonium nitrate for six years, French President Marc Long visited Lebanon.
Reporter Jeon Hyung-woo reports.
Citizens protest by throwing water bottles at the Minister of Justice on the street.
Hundreds of citizens, angry in the explosion, called for a revolution, calling for the government to retreat.
[George Nader/Rally Participant: The Lebanese government is not trying to benefit the public. This is evident.] The
explosion of the mega-explosion in Beirut has risen to 157 deaths and over 5,000 wounded.
Lebanon, faced with a food shortage due to the explosion, has appealed to the international community for help, and help continues in many countries.
France, Turkey and Italy have sent medical teams and rescue workers to Lebanon.
UN-supported medical supplies also arrived in Beirut.
French President Macron has visited Lebanon for the first time among the leaders of major countries.
[Emanuel Macron/French President: Beyond the explosion, there was anger on the streets this morning. There is a political, moral, economic and financial crisis in Lebanon that has been in progress for many years.] In
Lebanon, where a long period of political turmoil has erupted, a new cabinet started in January this year, but it has not made any significant progress in economic recovery and reform.
Citizens' anger against the Lebanese government is growing as the explosion of ignited ammonium nitrate, which has been left for six years, is known to have occurred.
Citizens who threw water bottles at the minister... Anti-government protests in Beirut disaster
The fatality of the Lebanese capital Beirut explosion has increased to 157 people. As angry citizens protested against a government that had left ammonium nitrate for six years, French President Marc Long visited Lebanon.