Slain Lebanese lawmaker buried in Beirut

September 21, 2007 10:50


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Family, comrades and supporters marched Friday in a mass funeral procession for a slain Lebanese lawmaker, the latest victim of a campaign the country's anti-Syrian faction accuses Damascus of orchestrating to scuttle the upcoming presidential election. A brass band played slain lawmaker Antoine Ghanem's political party anthem as hundreds of mourners carried flags while they walked down a packed street in a Beirut neighborhood. Women ululated with their tongues as Ghanem's coffin, draped in the Lebanese and Phalange Party flags, and the caskets of his driver and bodyguard, who also were killed in Wednesday's bomb blast, were held above people's heads as they marched.

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