Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced on Twitter that Friday would be a day of public mourning for the lives of those martyred in violence in Beirut on Thursday.

Iran PressMiddle East: Lebanese took to the streets to protest an order by a judge investigating the case of the Beirut Port blast in August 2020 to detain several Lebanese ministers and representatives.

Meanwhile, snipers stationed on the roofs of the neighboring buildings at the demonstration scene targeted unarmed civilians in front of the Palace of Justice in the al-Tayouneh area of Beirut, killing and wounding several protesters, Iran press reported, quoting Al-Manar.

Six Shi'ites were martyred in Beirut, in an attack on supporters of Hezbollah and an allied Lebanese party who were gathering to demand the removal of the judge investigating last year's devastating Beirut port blast.

Earlier on Wednesday, Hezbollah and Amal movement called on supporters to rally near the Justice Palace to call for non-politicization of the probe into the Beirut Port blast.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Nasrallah slammed Judge Tarek Bitar's judicial investigator, accusing him of bias and politicizing the probe.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah is keen to reveal the truth in the Beirut Port blast case but noted that the judicial investigator should take the unbiased judicial course, away from politicization.


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