No Filipino was hurt in the street violence that recently sparked in Beirut, Lebanon, the Philippine Embassy in Lebanon said Friday, Oct.15.
@PHLinLebanon reports that no Filipino was hurt in the recent street violence that rocked Beirut yesterday. The Embassy continues to monitor the developing situation.— Philippine Embassy in Lebanon (@PHLinLebanon) October 15, 2021
“No Filipino was hurt in the recent street violence that rocked Beirut yesterday. The embassy continues to monitor the developing situation,” the embassy said in a series of tweets.
The street violence, which is tagged as the worst in recent years in Beirut, have claimed the lives of six people after a demonstration turned into a deadly shooting.
According to the foreign country’s authorities, shots were fired at the protesters, who were calling for the removal of a judge leading the investigation on Beirut’s August 2020 massive port blast that killed more than 200 people.
As this develops, the embassy reminded the public that Alert Level 2 (Restriction Phase) remains to be observed in Lebanon in view of the current political-economic situation.
The embassy also urged the Filipino community to “be vigilant and avoid non-essential travels and crowded areas at this time.”
The Filipino community may get in touch with the Philippine Embassy through the following contact information: +961 70858086 and [email protected]