Crowd harasses UN Hariri investigators in Beirut suburb

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 27, 2010 17:07

BEIRUT — A crowd chased away a team of UN officials gathering evidence Wednesday in the death of a former Lebanese prime minister, scuffling with the investigators and shouting abuse before snatching a briefcase, police said.

Nobody was hurt in Wednesday's melee, which underscored the charged emotions behind the international tribunal looking into Rafik Hariri's 2005 assassination. The Hague-based court said they are taking the incident seriously.

Wednesday's incident happened at a clinic in Beirut's southern suburb of Ouzai, a Hezbollah stronghold.


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