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Postby Prince Cadmus II » Wed May 21, 2008 12:08 pm

Members of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition on Wednesday began dismantling a protest camp in Beirut following a deal to end the country's prolonged political crisis, an AFP correspondent witnessed.

Militants who had set up a tent city 18 months ago in the downtown area to force the government to resign could be seen gathering their belongings and putting them on pick-up trucks.

“I have been here for one year and 177 days,” said Ali Hammoud, 21, a Hezbollah member. “We were just waiting today for the order to clear.”

“I was paid 10,000 Lebanese pounds [$6.66] a day to stay in a tent, and I could eat, sleep and drink for free," he added.

Lebanon's parliament speaker and opposition leader Nabih Berri had announced an immediate lifting of the sit-in following the Arab-brokered deal between rival factions in Doha.

The protest began on December 1, 2006, when the opposition set up a sprawling tent city on streets leading to Prime Minister Fouad Siniora's offices in a bid to force him to step down.

It transformed a large swathe of the once-bustling city center into a ghost town, forcing dozens of restaurants and businesses to shut down.

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Postby Abou Jamra » Wed May 21, 2008 1:08 pm

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

All tents will be dismantled by midnight tonight lebanon time.

Thank you all.
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Postby Adel » Wed May 21, 2008 1:19 pm

Militants who had set up a tent city 18 months ago



just that line shows me the article is biased. some discerned reading on this forum could work wonders
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Postby Abou Jamra » Wed May 21, 2008 1:34 pm

Anything this NO Opinion Workshop (NOW LEB Mag)publishes is biased. just look at the figures they published in their "special report" on GMA.
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