Lebanon’s Premier Mr. Hassan Diab has announced his government’s resignation amid popular outrage among citizens’ over the deadly Beirut port explosion, an explosion that rocked the nation and opened the flood gates of street protests by angry protesters.
The country, especially those who reside in city’s Beirut were angered over the explosion that devastated parts of the city and left more than 200 people dead.
The death toll from the explosion has rose to 220 with multiple reports indicating that more than 100 people still missing.
Many people have since come out to protest, asking for justice to the victims and accusing the government for its failure to prevent that explosion through their alleged negligence and corruption. Protesters have been taking to the streets to ask for leadership accountability and thus involving the law enforcement officers in running battles.
“Today we follow the will of the people in their demand to hold accountable those responsible for the disaster that has been in hiding for seven years, and their desire for real change,” Mr Diab said while dissolving his government.
The announcement which was made on a national TV by Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday evening gives the country’s parliament a decision on who becomes the next new prime minister.