Protester Dies in Clash That Apparently Involved Hezbollah Supporters
A protester was shot and killed on Sunday near the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, apparently in a clash between supporters and opponents of Hezbollah, the powerful Lebanese Shiite Muslim organization whose military intervention in the Syrian civil war has strained Lebanon’s stability.
Demonstrators said that they were attacked by men wearing yellow armbands, the color of Hezbollah’s flag. They said the men beat on the windows of a bus that was taking the demonstrators to the protest, and then opened fire.
Hezbollah’s television station, Al-Manar, said that “a citizen” had shot a protester, citing statements form the Lebanese Army. The station did not say whether Hezbollah supporters were involved.