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Clashes Erupt in Lebanon Over Release of Online Video

A private security worker takes pictures of a burned car that was set on fire early Tuesday by supporters of the Shiite…

An online video purportedly deemed offensive to Shi’ite Muslims has sparked unrest in Lebanon, which remains on edge amid anti-government protests that have been ongoing since mid-October.

Late Monday, hundreds of angry supporters from Lebanon’s two main Shi’ite-majority parties, Hezbollah and Amal, stepped up the ante, clashing with the security forces and anti-government protesters camped out in central Beirut after the video, shared online, showed a man insulting important Shi’ite figures. A link between the video and the attack on the protest camps was not determined.

At least three cars were set ablaze, one reportedly after it was driven into the groups read more >>>

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