Injuries have been reported during an anti-Hezbollah protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut amid claims of a shooting, writes Naharnet. Violence broke out as thousands protested the involvement of the Islamist group in Syria.
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Injuries have been reported during an anti-Hezbollah protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut amid claims of gunfire, writes Naharnet. Violence broke out as activists gathered to protest the involvement of the Islamist group in Syria.
Men in black shirts began to scuffle with protesters as they arrived in front of the Embassy in preparation for the demonstration, reports Lebanese publication the Daily Star. They also fired gunshots into the air to disperse the activists.
Lebanese state news reported that the army quickly restored calm and cordoned off the area following the outbreak of violence.
Hezbollah helped Syrian government forces to expel armed rebels from the strategic region of Qusayr on Saturday, Syrian state TV reported.
According to “Al Jadeed” TV: One of the injured protesters in Beirut reported dead. #Lebanon #Syria