Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk is claimed to have been at a beach party when protesters and police clashes over a rubbish crisis in Beirut
A video was posted to Facebook on Sunday night purporting to show Lebanon's Interior Minister attending a beach party while protesters and police clashed in Beirut over a mounting crisis about uncollected rubbish.
Nouhad Machnouk is claimed to appear in the two-minute video wearing a black cap, dancing and drinking at a beach party on the Greek island of Mykonos at the same time as protesters filled Beirut’s streets demanding government resignations over a crisis that has seen the Lebanese capital’s streets fill with stinking rubbish.
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Protesters and police clashed on Sunday night, with at least one person killed. Dozens more protesters and security forces were injured in violence at the rally.
A demonstration planned for Monday has been postponed after Sunday’s violence. The rubbish crisis remains unsolved.