The Media Against Violence foundation on Saturday issued a statement condemning the assault on MTV’s in Beirut’s Southern suburb of Ghobeireh, a Hezbollah stronghold.
The assault occurred when the MTV team (reporter George Eid and photographer Roger Hanna ) was reporting on the construction violations . Members of Hezbollah denied them the right to film in the area without a permit from the party, the statement added.
The foundation calls on the Lebanese authorities to take the appropriate measures to arrest the party members and to not allow this kind of “militia-style” infringement to take place, the statement added.
In a related development MP Ali Bazzi, who represents Amal Movement in the parliament denied that Hezbollah and AMAL are providing political protection for those who have violated the Lebanese constructions law.