Scoop Link: Hizballah Holds Pro-Syrian Rally in Beirut
Radio Free Europe reports supporters of the Lebanese Shi'a Hizballah party took to the streets of Beirut on Tuesday to oppose what the party calls foreign interference aimed at pressing Damascus to withdraw its troops. The Hizballah, which has close ties with Damascus, is responding to weeks of protests by opposition parties demanding Syrian troops completely pull out of Lebanon.
Prague, 8 March 2005 (RFE/RL) - Tens of thousands of supporters of the Lebanese Shi'a group Hizballah rallied in Beirut on 8 March to reject demands that Syria pull its troops from Lebanon.
The demonstrators blocked traffic as they gathered in a central square to shout pro-Syrian and anti-U.S. slogans.
The peaceful rally took place just some 300 meters from where supporters of Lebanese opposition parties have been holding daily rallies to demand a complete Syrian withdrawal.