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Beirut Port Explosion, one year on

Lebanese came out in their thousands onto the streets of Beirut Wednesday for a moment of national grief to mourn victims and express unity against the ruling class as the country marked one year since the devastating explosion at the port.

  • Protesters carry Lebanese flags as they mark one year since the devastating explosion in the port in Beirut, Aug. 4, 2021. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Families of victims attend a protest marking one year since the devastating explosion in the port in Beirut, Aug. 4, 2021. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • People attend a protest marking one year since the devastating explosion in the port in Beirut, Aug. 4, 2021. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • Protesters carry banners as they mark one year since the devastating explosion in the port in Beirut, Aug. 4, 2021. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • People attend a protest marking one year since the devastating explosion in the port in Beirut, Aug. 4, 2021. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • Protesters clash with riot police as they mark one year since the devastating explosion in the port in Beirut, Aug. 4, 2021. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • Protesters carry banners as they mark one year since the devastating explosion in the port in Beirut, Aug. 4, 2021. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Protesters clash with riot police as they mark one year since the devastating explosion in the port in Beirut, Aug. 4, 2021. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

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