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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Thousands Protest Israeli Spy David Satterfield - Lebanon Vist Tied To Mysterious Assassination of former premier Rafiq Hariri

IRIB PERSIAN NEWS PAGE: "Lebanese students protest at US

03:49:34 È.Ù
Awkar, Lebanon, March 31 - Around 3,000 people demonstrated Wednesday against US meddling in Lebanon's political crisis since the assassination of former premier Rafiq Hariri.

"Satterfield out, the government is our business," shouted the demonstrators, referring to US deputy assistant secretary of state David Satterfield, who left Lebanon earlier in the day after a week-long visit.
Prime Minister Omar Karami, who resigned after Hariri's assassination on February 14 but later returned on a caretaker basis, has said he plans to resign due to the opposition's refusal to form a national unity government.

The rally organised by the Shiite movement Hezbollah, was held outside the heavily guarded US embassy in Awkar, on the coast north of the capital.

A cordon of police and soldiers as well as civil defence members equipped with water cannons kept the demonstrators some 800 metres (yards) away on the road leading up to the mission.

"Zionists govern the US, not the US," read a banner amid a sea of red-and-white Lebanese flags, as Abdullah Qassir, a Hezbollah MP, condemned US interference in Lebanon.

The mostly young demonstrators tore up and trampled a cartoon portrait of US President George W. Bush as well as copies of the US and Israeli flags.

Others carried portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sitting alongside Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, as the protest passed without incident."

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