Gunfire in Beirut as Hezbollah supporters protest against blast investigator

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BEIRUT (Reuters) -Heavy gunfire was heard in Beirut on Thursday near an area where supporters of the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its allies were gathering to protest against the judge investigating last year’s catastrophic port explosion. People ran for cover as shots and ambulance sirens could be heard in a live broadcast by Lebanon’s al-Jadeed TV. Its reporter at the scene said the source of the shooting at the Tayouneh traffic circle was not immediately clear. There were no immediate reports of casualties. A court earlier on Thursday dismissed a legal complaint against the judge, T…

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