BREAKING: Heavy gunfire in Beirut, at least 6 killed, several wounded in Lebanon protests

There is currently heavy gunfire in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, with at least six killed and several other dozens wounded as protesters dispersed.

According to Al Jazeera, some persons were killed and several others wounded when gunfire erupted near a Hezbollah-led protest in Beirut.

Hundreds of Hezbollah supporters and allies wearing black gathered at the Beirut Justice Palace on Thursday calling for the removal of Judge Tarek Bitar from the Beirut Port explosion probe, accusing him of being biased and an “American slave”.

Heavy gunfire was heard from building rooftops in the nearby Tayyoune neighbourhood, scattering the angry protesters.

The Lebanese Army intervened, arresting one of the shooters. The identities and affiliations of the shooters remain unclear.

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