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More than 110 wounded during Beirut protests, Red Cross tells media

Rescuers carry a demonstrator during a protest, following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - More than 110 people were wounded during demonstrations in central Beirut on Saturday against this week’s huge explosion and 32 people were taken to hospital, Lebanese Red Cross officials told local media.

Riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut and shots were heard as protests over this week’s devastating explosion in the city grow.

Reporting by Ellen Francis, Writing by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Nick Macfie

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