Protesters Hold Large Lebanese Flag on Anniversary of Deadly Beirut Explosion

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, August 4, to mark the second anniversary of the deadly port explosion of 2020, local media said.

This video filmed by Carlos Naffah shows protesters holding a Lebanese flag. He told Storyful that it was filmed at a fire station at the “launch of a march demanding justice” for the Beirut Port explosion, according to a machine translation.

Local media reported that some protesters, which included the families of victims, carried white coffins with the names of victims. Some protesters are shown with hands painted red.

The protests also involved a sit-in outside the French embassy in Beirut. Local news outlet Naharnet reported that a spokesperson for the families said French President Emmanuel Macron “has not fulfilled his promises and we call on France to form an international fact-finding mission.”

As protesters marched, another section of the port’s grain silos collapsed. Credit: Carlos Naffah via Storyful