Transcript for Protesters in Lebanon, accuse the government of negligence after deadly explosion
Beirut, where there were huge protests overnight, demonstrators calling for the government to quit, accusing officials of negligence that led to Tuesday's massive, deadly explosion there. Julia Macfarlane is on the story from our London bureau. Julia, going to you. Reporter: Last night, thousands of people gathered in Beirut in anger and frustration at the government, groups of people storming ministry buildings, some were carrying nooses and banners saying, resign or hang. This tragic explosion is emblematic of deep-seeded mismanagement. Lebanon suffers acutely from corruption. They've been protesting for political reform since last October. And only paused for the coronavirus. The prime minister last night announced he intended to hold early elections. But Lebanese want more, they want an end to the old system. News this morning that the information minister has now handed in her resignation. Beirut is a city that has seen so much trauma over the decades. In the meantime, hundreds of people there who have been made homeless, huge damage, what's the latest on international aid efforts to help rebuild? So president trump has announced he's joining an international aid summit for Lebanon later this afternoon hosted by French president macron. Everyone wants to help. Now it's hope that international aid that will only help fund reconstruction efforts and also put pressure for profound political reform. New pictures have emerged, these appear to confirm that the warehouse located at the port was storing that deadly ammonium nitrate at the time of the explosion on Tuesday and that it had been placed there several years ago. Julia, thank you. Let's switch gears now and
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