Hezbollah Supporters Assault Lebanese Man Chanting ‘Free Beirut, Iran Out’

Hezbollah supporters assaulted a Lebanese man in the capital city of Beirut on Monday after he appeared chanting slogans “Free Beirut, Iran Out,” who also attempted to tear down a poster of the killed Iranian Commander Qaseem Soleimani.

The incident occurred during the Beirut International and Arab Book Fair which is currently being held in the capital Beirut.

According to Al Arabiya, a large poster of Soleimani was seen at the book fair alongside books and other pictures of him and Iranian leaders.

The protesting man first tried to bring down Soleimani’s poster but faced confrontation by other men.

“The demonstrator kept chanting (Free Beirut, Iran Out) as he was attacked by a group of men,” the outlet said, adding the attackers were said that “we will show you what freedom is like.”

The book fair is run by former Lebanese PM Fouad Siniora’s sister, Salwa Sanioura Baasiri.

The Iranian-backed Hezbollah is very active in Lebanon and its one of main factors where the Arabic world isolated Lebanon in recent years.


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