Beirut blast investigation violence — In photos

The two Shi'ite movements called on their supporters to calm down and on the army, security forces to restore the peace. Hezbollah and Amal called for the arrest and punishment of the perpetrators.

 A man prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenade during a gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021.  (photo credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)
A man prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenade during a gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021.
(photo credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)

At least six people were killed and 32 wounded as shots were fired during a protest by Hezbollah supporters against Tarek Bitar, the judge investigating the Beirut Port blast, in the Lebanese capital on Thursday, as tensions surrounding the case continue to rise.

 People evacuate a casualty after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS) People evacuate a casualty after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)
 A man falls upon being shot as he was preparing to fire a rocket-propelled grenade during gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS) A man falls upon being shot as he was preparing to fire a rocket-propelled grenade during gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)
 Men run to rescue a person shot while preparing to fire a rocket-propelled grenade, during a gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS) Men run to rescue a person shot while preparing to fire a rocket-propelled grenade, during a gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)

 A man prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenade during a gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021.  (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS) A man prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenade during a gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)
 Gun holes are seen on a building after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14,2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS) Gun holes are seen on a building after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14,2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)
 Army soldiers patrol after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR) Army soldiers patrol after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR)
 Army soldiers are seen behind a glass with gun holes, after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR) Army soldiers are seen behind a glass with gun holes, after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR)

 Gunmen take position after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS) Gunmen take position after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)
 A Lebanese Red Cross vehicle is pictured as army soldiers are deployed after gunfire erupted near the site of a protest that was getting underway against Judge Tarek Bitar, who is investigating last year's port explosion, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR) A Lebanese Red Cross vehicle is pictured as army soldiers are deployed after gunfire erupted near the site of a protest that was getting underway against Judge Tarek Bitar, who is investigating last year's port explosion, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR)

 A man carrying a girl evacuates after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR) A man carrying a girl evacuates after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR)
 Army soldiers are deployed after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS) Army soldiers are deployed after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)
 A window is seen shattered on a building after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR) A window is seen shattered on a building after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR)
 Shattered glass is seen as army soldiers are deployed after gunfire erupted near the site of a protest that was getting underway against Judge Tarek Bitar, who is investigating last year's port explosion, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR) Shattered glass is seen as army soldiers are deployed after gunfire erupted near the site of a protest that was getting underway against Judge Tarek Bitar, who is investigating last year's port explosion, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR)
 A combination picture shows a man who is shot and rescued after trying to fire a rocket-propelled grenade, during a gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021.  (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS) A combination picture shows a man who is shot and rescued after trying to fire a rocket-propelled grenade, during a gunfire in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. (credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)