An Anti-Hezbollah protester killed in Lebanon rally

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clashes near iran embassy, beirutClashes  erupted outside the Iranian embassy in the Bir Hassan’s Beirut neighborhood between protesters opposing Hezbollah’s participation in the Syrian war and supporters of Hezbollah resulted in the killing of one demonstrator and the wounding of sevral others , according to security sources.

Ahmad El Assaad , son of the former speaker of the Lebanese Parliament and founder of the Shiite Lebanese Option Gathering ( LOG) party told Future TV  on Sunday that the person that was killed today in front of the Iranian embassy in Beirut was Hashem Salman (28) the headed of LOG’s student body.

Sources told LBC that all the wounded belong to the Lebanese Option Gathering party, which is opposed to Hezbollah’s allegiance to Iran and Syria

The protest at the embassy coincided with another rally in downtown Beirut also criticizing Hezbollah’s military intervention in Syria’s conflict.

The Army Command issued a statement  in which it said:  : “The military is pursuing the assailant who opened fire near the Iranian embassy to detain him and hand him over to the competent judicial authority.”

Hezbollah’s participation in the fighting in Syria alongside the regime forces has increasingly heightened political and sectarian tensions in Lebanon. Clashes in north Lebanon have intensified since Hezbollah said last month it would side with Syria’s President Bashar Assad until he defeats the rebels who seek to topple him .

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10 responses to “An Anti-Hezbollah protester killed in Lebanon rally”

  1. man-o-war Avatar
    man-o-war

    Screw you guys, I’m going home!!!

  2. man-o-war Avatar
    man-o-war

    Screw you guys, I’m going home!!!

  3. Beiruti Avatar
    Beiruti

    The Army Command issued a statement in which it said: : “The military is pursuing the assailant who opened fire near the Iranian embassy to detain him and hand him over to the competent judicial authority.” What a joke this army! You actually think the army is going to go catch one of Hezbollah’s men? Let them go catch the 4 HA members convicted for being involved with the murder of Hariri. This dirty army is watching Hezbollah members going to Syria on a daily basis… what a joke.. if this army continues such crap dont be surprised if you see actual organized militias starting to rise again. The agreement in the Taif is that “ALL MILITIAS GIVE THEIR WEAPONS TO THE ARMY” its been f**king 23 years!!! If Hezbollah doesnt have the decency to comply with an agreement in 23 years… then all the Lebanese should now have the right to defend themselves with weapons if the army cant do it for them. WHAT A JOKE!

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Yah Beiruti … and what I would call ‘overkill’ on the main target. A shiite who dares to speak his mind. (We had to assume there are some who have one. 😉 Good Pics there too.)
      From Daily Star:
      ‘The protest outside the Iranian Embassy was organized by the Lebanese Option Party, which is headed by Ahmad al-Asaad, a Shiite politician from south Lebanon. The embassy is located in Bir Hassan, a predominantly pro-Hezbollah district south of Beirut.
      A number of Hezbollah supporters, wearing black shirts and yellow ribbons around their arms and wielding batons, shoved the protesters away from the site as they exited buses some 200 meters from the embassy complex.
      The protesters barely had time to raise their banners before they were beaten up, and several were injured with sticks.
      “Upon the arrival of a convoy belonging to a political aide in Bir Hassan for a protest outside the Iranian Embassy over the ongoing events in Syria, a fight broke out between members of the convoy and some citizens during which one of the individuals opened fire using a pistol that led to the serious wounding of a citizen, who later died,” the Army said in a statement.

      Local TV reports said Salman, who headed the Lebanese Option Party’s student committee, was shot twice in the leg, once in the back, and was hit on the head with a baton.

      “Hashem Salman is a Shiite and his father and great-grandfathers are Shiites. They killed him because he disagreed with their [Hezbollah’s] opinion,” a furious Asaad said.
      The National Liberal Party’s student wing condemned the incident outside the Iranian Embassy and announced its solidarity with the Lebanese Option Party’s “free Shiites.”
      The Free Shiite Movement, an anti-Hezbollah group, condemned Salman’s killing at the hands of what it called “Hezbollah’s shabbiha,” a term used by Syrian rebels to refer to Assad’s militiamen.
      “It saddens us to see the resistance party turn into a killer militia that exercises brutality and sheds the blood of the oppressed and Muslims,” the movement said in a statement.’

  4. Beiruti Avatar
    Beiruti

    The Army Command issued a statement in which it said: : “The military is pursuing the assailant who opened fire near the Iranian embassy to detain him and hand him over to the competent judicial authority.” What a joke this army! You actually think the army is going to go catch one of Hezbollah’s men? Let them go catch the 4 HA members convicted for being involved with the murder of Hariri. This dirty army is watching Hezbollah members going to Syria on a daily basis… what a joke.. if this army continues such crap dont be surprised if you see actual organized militias starting to rise again. The agreement in the Taif is that “ALL MILITIAS GIVE THEIR WEAPONS TO THE ARMY” its been f**king 23 years!!! If Hezbollah doesnt have the decency to comply with an agreement in 23 years… then all the Lebanese should now have the right to defend themselves with weapons if the army cant do it for them. WHAT A JOKE!

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Yah Beiruti … and what I would call ‘overkill’ on the main target. A shiite who dares to speak his mind. (We had to assume there are some who have one. 😉 Good Pics there too.
      From Daily Star:
      ‘The protest outside the Iranian Embassy was organized by the Lebanese Option Party, which is headed by Ahmad al-Asaad, a Shiite politician from south Lebanon. The embassy is located in Bir Hassan, a predominantly pro-Hezbollah district south of Beirut.
      A number of Hezbollah supporters, wearing black shirts and yellow ribbons around their arms and wielding batons, shoved the protesters away from the site as they exited buses some 200 meters from the embassy complex.
      The protesters barely had time to raise their banners before they were beaten up, and several were injured with sticks.
      “Upon the arrival of a convoy belonging to a political aide in Bir Hassan for a protest outside the Iranian Embassy over the ongoing events in Syria, a fight broke out between members of the convoy and some citizens during which one of the individuals opened fire using a pistol that led to the serious wounding of a citizen, who later died,” the Army said in a statement.

      Local TV reports said Salman, who headed the Lebanese Option Party’s student committee, was shot twice in the leg, once in the back, and was hit on the head with a baton.

      “Hashem Salman is a Shiite and his father and great-grandfathers are Shiites. They killed him because he disagreed with their [Hezbollah’s] opinion,” a furious Asaad said.
      The National Liberal Party’s student wing condemned the incident outside the Iranian Embassy and announced its solidarity with the Lebanese Option Party’s “free Shiites.”
      The Free Shiite Movement, an anti-Hezbollah group, condemned Salman’s killing at the hands of what it called “Hezbollah’s shabbiha,” a term used by Syrian rebels to refer to Assad’s militiamen.
      “It saddens us to see the resistance party turn into a killer militia that exercises brutality and sheds the blood of the oppressed and Muslims,” the movement said in a statement.’

  5. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Lebanese Option Gathering party … one assumes from the more-educated levels of society … anathema to Iran, who worked over their own students fairly well in 2009.
    ‘Allo. Akbar? Send over some Hezzy’s with sticks … etc.’

  6. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Lebanese Option Gathering party … one assumes from the more-educated levels of society … anathema to Iran, who worked over their own students fairly well in 2009.
    ‘Allo. Akbar? Send over some Hezzy’s with sticks … etc.’

  7. Hesperian Avatar
    Hesperian

    No worries…the party of God will get its day and soon…

  8. Hesperian Avatar
    Hesperian

    No worries…the party of God will get its day and soon…

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