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Lebanese of Armenian origin riot near Azerbaijan Embassy in Beirut

September 29, 2023 at 1:57 pm

A group of Armenian gather near the Azerbaijani Embassy in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon and attack security forces on September 28, 2023. [Houssam Shbaro – Anadolu Agency ]

Hundreds of Lebanese people clashed with security forces as they tried to attack the Azerbaijani Embassy in Beirut late Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to an Anadolu reporter on the ground, the rioters threw rocks, Molotov cocktails and fireworks at the Lebanese police and the Azerbaijani Embassy.

The Lebanese police tried to disperse the rioters by using teargas canisters and water cannons, triggering a clash that left some policemen injured.

As the rioters of Armenian origin used fireworks, a fire broke out around the Embassy, which was immediately extinguished.

On 31 August, Azerbaijan said its embassy in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, was attacked by people of Armenian origin.

On 19 September, in the wake of provocations by Armenian forces in the Karabakh region, Azerbaijan launched “counter-terrorism activities” in the region to uphold a 2020 trilateral peace agreement with Russia and Armenia. After 24 hours, a cease-fire was reached.

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