Lebanese protesters have stormed government ministries in Beirut and trashed the offices of the Association of Lebanese Banks, TV footage showed, as shots were fired in growing protests over this week's devastating explosion.
The road opened after security forces fired tear gas amid overnight confrontations between Hezbollah supporters and demonstrators protesting against Lebanon’s political elite.
Lebanon marks 76 years of self-rule, with protesters kicking off festivities nationwide instead of a military parade to mark what they say is a first year of "real independence."
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