Lebanese protesters enraged by a deadly explosion they blame on government negligence clashed for the second evening running with security forces in Beirut Sunday.

Police fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse protesters hurling stones and shooting fireworks near an access street to parliament, AFP correspondents reported.

Lebanese protesters enraged by the blast vowed to rally again after a night of street clashes on Saturday in which they stormed several ministries.

Maronite patriarch Beshara Rai joined the chorus of people pressing Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s cabinet to step down over a blast he said could be “described as a crime against humanity. It is not enough for a lawmaker to resign here or a minister to resign there,” Rai said in a Sunday sermon.

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