Sunni Anger Flares at Funeral of Slain Lebanese Security Chief

(Washington Post) Liz Sly - Riots erupted in Beirut after the funeral Sunday for intelligence chief Brig. Gen Wissam al-Hassan. Hundreds of angry mourners surged toward the offices of the prime minister after speakers at the funeral exhorted Sunnis to topple the country's Hizbullah-allied government in revenge for the Friday bomb attack. Sunni and Christian politicians have blamed Syria for the assassination. But increasingly their anger is being directed at Hizbullah, as the most powerful force in the alliance running the government and as Syria's chief Lebanese ally. "Nasrallah is the enemy of God," chanted some of the mourners, referring to Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

2012-10-22 00:00:00

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