Families of port bombing victims gather outside Beirut courthouse

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Relatives of the victims of the Beirut port explosion gathered outside the courthouse. Citizens oppose the removal of the investigating judge. The apex court asked Fadi Sawan to leave his post after legal challenges from several ministers.

Sawan alleged negligence on the part of several Beirut officials. The port explosion killed more than 200 people. Thousands were wounded. The shock wave severely damaged hundreds of residential buildings, and many were destroyed.