Hezbollah Fighters Open Fire on Anti-Iranian Protesters in Beirut – One Dead (Video)
Hezbollah goons fired on unarmed anti-Iranian protesters and beat them with sticks.
Hezbollah supporters clash with supporters of the Lebanese Option Party during a protest in front of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, June 9, 2013 (AP)
One protester was killed in the attacks.
Accuracy in Media reported:
As Hezbollah officially enter the Syrian civil war, Lebanese protesters went to picket and protest outside the Iranian embassy in the capital city of Beirut. Reuters reports that at least one unarmed protester was killed.
After protesting, black-clad Hezbollah militants opened fire, killed one and wounded several others. The others scattered while the Lebanese army came to cordon off the neighborhood with barriers and tanks.
Hezbollah is funded by Iran and the U.S. considers it a terrorist organization. It had hinted at entering the civil war, but until dozens of its fighters were killed in a border clash in the city of Qusair, Syria, it had stayed out of the fight.
Iran had continued to issue public support and rhetoric in favor of Syria and its dictatorial president Bashar al-Assad, in addition to sending military arms shipments.
At least one person was killed and five people were injured in the embassy attacks.