Sunday, September 23, 2007

Angry protesters greet Blair

"BEIRUT. British Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday began his first visit to Lebanon, where he was greeted by angry demonstrators protesting his stance on Israel’s month-long war with Hezbollah guerillas.

Security was tight, with police cordoning off a large section of downtown Beirut to traffic and prohibiting parking on the route of Blair’s motorcade.

On the eve of the visit, Lebanon’s top Shiite religious leader urged the government of Prime Minister Fuad Siniora to declare Blair "persona non grata", describing him as a "key accomplice" in Israel’s onslaught against Lebanon......."

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