Hizbollah rallies attempt to shut down Lebanese Govt.

4_61_120106_hezbollah.jpgBEIRUT (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of flag-waving Lebanese poured into central Beirut on Friday for a Hezbollah-led protest aimed at bringing down the Western-backed government, which has vowed it will not yield to the pressure.

Pro-Syrian Hezbollah and its allies have called on Lebanese from across the country to take part in the opposition protest. It is due to start at 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) and will be followed by an indefinite sit-in near the government offices.

Anti-government protesters crowd streets of Beirut


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