Tripoli residents protest to demand the release of a militia leader from Roumieh prison, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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Three inmates, who apparently began a hunger strike in jail four days ago, were taken to hospital Thursday after as supporters maintained a road blockade in the northern city of Tripoli to press for their release.The Abu Ali roundabout and the Maaloula-Minieh roads remained blocked to traffic for a second day by protesters demanding the release of dozens of men who are held for alleged involvement in the Tripoli clashes earlier this year. A group of about 30 women, some brandishing ISIS banners, remained in the two tents set up Wednesday to add pressure on politicians to release militia commanders and other suspects jailed in connection with the Tripoli clashes earlier this year.
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