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In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

The event was held in the gardens of the Sursock Palace, whose windows, red-tiled roof, ceilings and furniture were ravaged in the blast.

Landmark 19th century <em>palace</em> destroyed in Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Landmark 19th century palace destroyed in Beirut blast

The deadly 4th August Beirut blast has destroyed the historic Sursock Palace in Achrafieh, which was built in 1860 and survived political upheaval and civil war.

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