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Prime Minister of Lebanon steps down

What Happened:

  • Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his resignation and that of his government on Monday night in the wake of last week's massive explosion in Beirut.

  • There have been multiple protests over the last week calling for his resignation.

  • Last week's explosion in Beirut led to over 160 deaths, 4000+ injuries and the displacement of several hundred thousand inhabitants.

What was Said:

  • Diab called last week's explosion a "disaster beyond measure" and said "we have decided to stand with the people."

  • Diab also criticized Lebanon's ruling elite for creating "an apparatus of corruption bigger than the state."

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