No Filipino harmed in deadly Beirut street violence –PH Embassy

Published October 15, 2021, 9:55 PM

by Betheena Unite

No Filipino was hurt in the street violence that recently sparked in Beirut, Lebanon, the Philippine Embassy in Lebanon said Friday, Oct.15.

“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]