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Lebanese Christians rally against prime minister

Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 00:54

Hundreds of Lebanese Christians protest what they say is their marginalization by the country's Sunni Muslim prime minister. Diane Hodges reports.

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Angry members of a Lebanese Christian party surge through the streets of Beirut to protest actions of prime minister Tamman Salam. They say he's usurped powers that belong to the president, a position set aside for a Christian politician. But a political crisis spurred by the war in neighboring Syria has kept the position vacant since last year. So these protesters belonging to the Free Patriotic Movement, led by Michel Aoun, have taken to the streets. Critics say Aoun only wants to install his son-in-law as president. Currently, all the main political parties are represented in Lebanon's government. But these protesters feel they don't have a say in the government. And they're determined to make their voices heard.

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Lebanese Christians rally against prime minister

Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 00:54