[ View the story "Sectarianism spills into Lebanon" on Storify] Sectarianism spills into Lebanon Groups clash in south of the country for second day.
The Stream· Mon, Jun 24 2013 10:23:05
لبنان - صيدا - صاروخ يسقط على مبنى مسجد بلال بن رباح - 23/6/2013successtruth
A week prior to Sunday's clashes, Assir
called on supporters
to fight Hezbollah in Lebanon, and accused the Lebanese army of siding with Hezbollah. After the Lebanese army arrested an Assir supporter at a checkpoint, violent clashes escalated.
Many Lebanese have taken to social media to document the fighting, and discuss where responsibility lies.
Hearing gunshots again now after a couple of hours or so of a temp seize fire. #Saida #LebanonHyperchickAisha
I hate that mom & sis think it's normal to sleep in the corridors b/c of what's happening in #Saida #Lebanon. thanks @ahmad_alaseer.Naziha Baassiri
Translation: Sheikh Assir is no more a puppet but a real threat to Lebanon.
Cheikh #Assir n'est plus un guignol mais une réelle menace pour le #Liban.3CSZR
#Assir single most important achievement: he made #Hezbollah look like a moderate. Bravo! What a stupid clown! #LebanonRanda Slim
what about condemning the media and their propaganda of fear and hate on all sides and just stop watching/listening to said media?menaribo.com
So many sides in the #Saida clashes. The Lebanese Army is one of them. But the media is twisting the truth. The army are just in the middle.HyperchickAisha
Translation: We are all with the Lebanese army and we want them to govern us - not Assir, not Hezbollah, and not the Gulf countries, and not Iran!!!!
كلنا مع #الجيش_اللبناني وبدنا هوي يحكمنا لا الأسير ولا حزب الله ولا دول الخليج ولا ايران !!!!Abo Rony
With two active prime ministers, no government, no parliament, no elections, no constitutional council and a president with limited power, Ahmad Al-Assir was given the freedom to say, act, react, and provoke the way he feels likemenaribo.com
Translation:The government has been absent for so long, its about time they fail and repeat the class.
قد ما الها هالدولة غايبة.. حلن يسقطوها ويعيدوها الصف.. #LebanonAssaad Thebian
Translation: What country still hasn't used Lebanon to solve its own problems?
أيا دولة بعد ما ستعملت لبنان لحل صراعها؟Izzat S
While fighting continues, NOW reports Assir has escaped to Syria, and is under the protection of the Free Syrian Army.
FSA’s political advisor Sheikh Bassam Dada says Ahmad al-Assir under FSA's protection #NOW_Eng #LebanonNOW English