Islamists in Tripoli end protest


Islamists ended their protest in Tripoli after being promised that their demands will be addressed, National News Agency reported.

“Protesters began opening the roads they blocked to protest against the arrest of [Lebanese citizen] Shadi al-Mawlawi and to demand resolving the issue of Islamist detainees,” the NNA said.

“The protesters announced that officials promised to address their demands as soon as possible,” NNA added.

NNA said that clashes between Tripoli’s neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen had subsided

Mawlawi’s brother told LBC: the decision to end the protest was in respose to a promise to release my brother Shadi. If he is not released by tomorrow noon we will escalate the protests and will close the roads leading to Beirut and Tripoli.

A bloody clash erupted on Sunday morning between supporters of the Syrian revoltion in Bab al-Tabbaneh and the Alawites of Jabal Mohsen neighborhood who support Syrian president Bashar al assad . The clash left three people dead, including an army soldier and several injuries