Angry citizens rallied in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Thursday.
Hundreds of local residents gathered to criticize the government during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the Zemaije area in downtown Beirut, which was hit hard by the explosion, the Lebanese media Dailyista reported.
The protesters chanted slogans such as “revolution” and urged the government to step down.
One protester held a piece of paper saying, “The Levanon government is terrorists.”
President Macron told the protesters, “I promise that the aid (to Levanon) will not go to corrupt people.”
In addition, President Macron insisted in a press conference that the international community needs a transparent investigation into the explosion disaster and warned that Lebanon will continue to sink if the reforms are not implemented.