LEBANON-PROTESTS
A demonstrator holds the Lebanese flag in Martyrs' Square where protests are held on August 9, 2020, following Tuesday's blast in Beirut, Lebanon. Image Credit: Reuters

Beirut: Lebanon’s environment minister stepped down on Sunday, the second cabinet member to quit over a deadly Beirut blast that unleashed public rage against a ruling class seen as being to blame.

“In light of the enormous catastrophe... I have decided to hand in my resignation from government,” Damianos Kattar announced in a statement, saying he had lost hope in a “sterile regime that botched several opportunities.”

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