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Protesters rallied in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, one year after a massive explosion at the city’s port left over 200 people dead and thousands injured.Videos filmed by journalist Georg Gassauer show protesters throwing objects towards the Lebanese parliament building and attempting to breach the iron coverings around the Le Gray Hotel, which was heavily damaged in the blast.The demonstrations in Beirut were held in protest against government inaction in the year following the deadly port explosion.A statement on the UN’s Lebanon website criticized the government, saying: “365 days later, the people of Lebanon are still waiting for the justice promised by the country’s decision makers … It is time for the country’s decision makers, who are entrusted with the safety, security and well-being of their people, to live up to their responsibilities.”It called for an “effective, independent and transparent investigation that can bring justice for the victims and peace for their families.”The statement was signed by the EU’s ambassador to Lebanon, Ralph Tarraf; the UN deputy special coordinator for Lebanon, Najat Rochdi; and the World Bank’s Middle East region director, Saroj Kumar Jha. Credit: Georg Gassauer via Storyful
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US President Joe Biden has promised $100 million in additional aid for Lebanon as he pressed the crisis-wracked nation to undergo reforms. "No amount of outside assistance will ever be enough if Lebanon's own leaders do not commit to do the hard but necessary work of reforming the economy and combating corruption," he tells a UN-backed donor conference for Lebanon led by France.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) completed its 69th quadrennial convention on Tuesday, approving a series of resolutions that re-elected guild president Matthew D. Loeb called “the most progressive set of constitutional changes and resolutions in our union’s history.” Among the resolutions approved is the establishment of an annual membership census to determine IATSE’s demographics and to improve diversity and equity within the guild’s membership and leadership.
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