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  Hezbollah leader urges defiance  Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has vowed to continue mass protests calling for government, led by Fouad Siniora, to resign More protests as political crisis deepens  Thousands of pro-Syrians pressed on with a sit-in aimed at ousting the government intent on holding on to power   Hezbollah tent city rises in mass protest  Hezbollah and its allies kept up the pressure on the U.S.-backed government of Fouad Siniora to resign   Protesters set up camp   Thousand of supporters of Hezbollah and pro-Syrian allies have spent the night camped out, to protest against the government   Huge rally demands PM quit
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Lebanon rubbish crisis: Thousands attend rally  Thousands of people have taken part in a rally in the Lebanese capital Beirut in protest at a government they say is corrupt and ineffective Clashes follow Lebanon funeral   Clashes have erupted outside government offices after thousands attended the funeral of security chief Wissam al-Hassan who was killed by a car... 7 die in clash with Lebanese troops  At least 4 opposition protesters were killed in the southern suburbs while protesting the government's electricity rationing Assassination spurs calls for strike  Phalange Party called for a two-day strike, a day after a powerful bomb blast killed an anti-Syrian lawmaker and 4 other people   Thousands rally on Hariri anniversary  Tens of thousands packed into a city square. Hundreds of troops were deployed a day after bus bombings killed 3 people   Tension high for Hariri protest  A commemorative rally is to mark the second anniversary of the killing of former Prime Minister Protesters barricade roads

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  Hundreds have blocked major roads in and around the capital at the start of a general strike called by Hezbollah-led opposition

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  Hundreds of thousands flooded central Beirut after a call by the Hezbollah-led opposition to topple the government

  200,000 people packed the streets, as Christian opposition leader called for Fouad Siniora to step down
 Demonstrators pitched tents outside the office of Siniora. Soldiers cordoned off the office complex with barbed wire
Nov.23 Funeral for minister turns into anti-Syrian
  Hundreds of thousands packed Martyrs Square to honor slain Pierre Gemayel, cheering speeches by his supporters
Sep.11   Blair faces protests  Hundreds of Lebanese protested against British Prime Minister visit, accusing him of backing Israel's 34-day war Jun.1 Hezbollah spoof sparks protests  a TV program satirizing Hezbollah leader spurred hundreds of followers to set bonfires in the streets of Beirut Feb.5   Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze  Thousands of protesters rallying while some of their number torched the consulate

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Dec.14 Anger in Beirut as editor buried  Tens of thousands lined the streets for the funeral of Gebran Tueni, an anti-Syrian member of parliament Mar.14   Massive protest marks Hariri death
  Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Beirut for an opposition rally 4 weeks since Hariri was assassinated
Mar.8 Massive turnout at pro-Syria rally  Tens of thousands of protesters have been mounting a rally in a square in front of the U.N. building in central Beirut Feb.27 Protesters vow to defy ban  An interior ministry ordered to use all necessary means' to prevent demonstrations against Syria Feb.16   Hariri buried amid chaotic scenes
  The body of the assassinated former prime minister has been buried amid a passionate crush of mourners

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May.27 6 killed in protests  Demonstrators set fire to the Labor Ministry after soldiers shot and killed 5 people during protests

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