Updated at 12:45 a.m. ET Friday
Some of Beirut's residents, angered by their city's seeming negligence that led to this week's deadly warehouse explosion, took to the streets late Thursday to demand reform.
Near parliament, Lebanese security forces fired tear gas as they clashed with anti-government protesters.
In the central square of Beirut's mostly destroyed downtown, a group of Lebanese, some carrying shovels to dig through the debris, shouted, "The people want the fall of the regime."