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Pro-Syria group attacks protest in Hamra.

Summary: Dozens of Lebanese pro-Syrian regime supporters attacked with sticks Tuesday a group of 30 protesters demonstrating outside the Syrian Embassy in the Beirut district of Hamra.

BEIRUT: Dozens of Lebanese pro-Syrian regime supporters attacked with sticks Tuesday a group of 30 protesters demonstrating outside the Syrian Embassy in the Beirut district of Hamra.

At least five people were slightly injured, a security source told The Daily Star.

The source said pro-Syrian regime supporters, mostly members of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, chased two cars belonging to anti-regime demonstrators to Hamra Street's Khaled Alwan Square, where they beat their passengers up with sticks and belts.

Unrest in Syria has claimed 1,600 lives say human rights groups.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Geographic Code:7LEBA
Date:Aug 3, 2011
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