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Opposition 'plans protests at airport, ports' in Lebanon

The Hizbullah-led opposition is considering staging protests at the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport, as well as at major ports across Lebanon, Bkirki and the US Embassy in Awkar, according to local media reports on Thursday. The reports were carried by both the Al-Akhbar and Al-Mustaqbal dailies. Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in an interview on NBN television on Wednesday night, warned that the opposition would not “remain silent” in the face of the ruling coalition’s attempts to “monopolize rule.” He said the opposition would give current mediation efforts a week to 10 days before taking “decisive measures,” but did not specify what these measures would be. The opposition is demanding nothing less than veto power in a new government. Full Story

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