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Roads blocked across Lebanon, Sheikh killed in Tripoli’s clashes

publishing date: 20/10/2012 03:25:11
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Roads blocked across Lebanon, Sheikh killed in Tripoli’s clashes
Angry citizens blocked on Saturday morning Sidon’s coastal road protest of the assassination of Brigadier General Wissam al-Hasan’s assassination in a car bomb blast in an Ashrafieh residential street on Friday.              
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This as, Sidon’s northern entrance was blocked with burning tires and residents gathered in the city’s Nejhmeh Square.  Corniche El Mazraa and Madina Al Riyadiya main road was also blocked with burning tires.               

In Bekaa, security forces opened Chtoura-Beirut main road after it was converted through Tarshish, while Saadneyel road remained closed with earth mounds.                 

Later in the day, Bar Elias International road was blocked with cars, where two Lebanese people were wounded when the Lebanese army opened fire at a group of protesters, witnesses said.

Elsewhere, young men attempted to block the seaside road in Jadra - Wadi al-Zineh with burning tires and metal barriers, but the Lebanese Army interfered and reopened it, allowing cars to pass normally.                        

Meanwhile, gunshots were heard in Naher Abou Ali roundabout area in Tripoli.                          

Clashes erupted as well overnight in Tripoli in Abou Samra area, causing the death of Sheikh Abdel Razzak Al Asmar. The Lebanese Army had to intervene to restore calm.

While Tripoli’s roads are open, the road connecting Tripoli to Akkar has been blocked in Beddawi.                    

In Akkar, roads were blocked in several towns with barriers and earth mounds to denounce the assassination of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan. Among the Akkar towns where roads were blocked: Al-Bireh, al-Mounjez, Kousha, al-Hisseh, al-Aridah, Halba and Abdeh. Stores and public institutions are also closed in the region.                       

In this regard, the governor of the North Nassif Kaloush chaired a sub-security meeting held in Tripoli’s Serail, where the attendees discussed security measures adopted to protect civil peace and stability. They also discussed the measures taken in order to prevent anyone from taking advantage of this incident to create sedition among the Lebanese people.  
 
 
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