Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Dozens Are Hurt in Lebanon by ANTI WEST ISLAMIC HUZBULLAH
Dozens Are Hurt in Lebanon Amid Strike By Opposition
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BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Hezbollah-led opposition protesters paralyzed Lebanon Tuesday by burning tires and cars at major thoroughfares in and around the capital, sparking clashes with government supporters amid a general strike aimed at toppling U.S.-backed Prime Minister Fuad Siniora.
What had been planned as a peaceful work-stoppage around the country turned into the worst violence since the pro-Syrian Shiite Hezbollah movement and its allies launched its campaign two months ago to oust the government. Black clouds billowed over parts of Beirut as opposition supporters set up burning roadblocks on main routes and at entrances to the capital, as well as ...