27 October 2012

Blast brings Beirut (Party City) to juddering halt

The car-bomb assassination last Friday of Lebanon's intelligence chief Wissam Al Hassan - an attack almost universally blamed on Syria and its local allies - brought the merry-go-round city of Beirut to a juddering halt.

Beirutis are in a state of shock at the renewed violence, which is reviving memories of the civil war which claimed more than 150,000 lives

Students carry placards during a silent ‘white march’ in Beirut. The march urged the rejection of ‘all forms of violence in Lebanon, and in solidarity with all those who were affected by the political and sectarian conflicts’. (Image Credit: EPA)

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