Policeman dead, 238 injured as Beirut blast protests turn violent
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Saturday proposed holding early elections as protesters angry over the Beirut port blast stormed ministries, shots were heard and a police officer was killed during clashes that left at least 238 injured.
"I will put forward a bill to hold early parliamentary elections on Monday," Diab said in a televised address. "I call on all political parties to agree on the next stage ... I am with [the] Lebanese aspiring for change,".