Supporters of Lebanon’s opposition March 14 coalition clashed with police following the funeral of an assassinated security official as they held a “Day of Rage” protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The United Nations prosecutor investigating the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri filed his indictment after tensions over the probe brought down the country’s government last week.
Thousands of Lebanese rallied in Beirut today on the seventh anniversary of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri’s killing, as supporters expressed support for Syrians seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
The Shiite Hezbollah movement’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said his group and its allies “unanimously” decided not to support the renomination of Saad Hariri as prime minister of a new government in Lebanon.
Five years after the murder of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri , his son’s government of national unity has sought to stabilize a country torn for decades by sectarian war. The search for Hariri’s killers puts that goal at risk.