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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 05:27 AM
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(10s of) Thousands rally in Lebanon to denounce Syria and Hezbollah
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Source: AFP

TENS of thousands of supporters of Lebanon's anti-Syrian opposition gathered in the Sunni stronghold of Tripoli today to denounce the regime in Damascus and its Shiite ally Hezbollah.

The rally in the northern port city was organised by the Future Movement, the main opposition party headed by ex-premier Saad Hariri, to mark the 68th anniversary of Lebanon's independence.

It came amid mounting tension over the possible collapse of the government over a UN-backed tribunal probing the 2005 assassination of Hariri's father, ex-premier Rafiq Hariri, and the revolt in neighbouring Syria.


Several politicians who spoke at the rally appealed to Mikati to uphold the country's obligations concerning the tribunal and launched scathing attacks against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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