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Over 200 people gathered in Laval,a suburb of Montreal on Sunday evening, to protest against the presence of MP Michel Aoun, leader of the Free Patriotic Movement according to a report by TVA Nouvelles.

General Aoun was accompanied by his son-in-law Lebanese energy minister Gibran Bassil during a reception that was held Le Château Royal hotel.

The demonstrators accused Aoun of supporting the Iranian and Syrian regimes.

“The current policy of General Aoun fosters a culture of violence and death, and that is why we are here tonight,” said Fadi, a protester who took part in the rally on Sunday.

The protesters waved several Lebanese flags and placards and chanted hostile remarks about General Aoun.

Lebanese in Canada protest against the visit of MP Michel Aoun in Laval , a suburb of Montreal Sunday October 28,2012

One placard read: “Whoever incites killing is a killer”

Despite the lively crowd, the gathering was peaceful.

The event was organized by a group affiliated with the Montreal Cedar Revolution.

Aoun is closely allied with the Iranian and Syrian backed Hezbollah militant group.

The Cedar Revolution erupted on March 14 , a month after former PM Rafik Hariri was assassinated .

Four members of Hezbollah have been indicted in Hariri’s murder by the UN backed international court Special Tribunal for Lebanon , but Hezbollah refused to cooperate with the court and did not hand over the suspects

Lebanese in Canada protest against the visit of MP Michel Aoun in Laval , a suburb of Montreal Sunday October 28,2012
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