Residents protest over the release of a Syrian who was accused of murder.
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Residents of the Sidon suburb of Abra protested Sunday against the presence of Syrian workers after police released a Syrian who was accused of attempting to kill a resident.The residents of the predominantly Christian town gathered outside the church at noon and called for Syrian workers to be kept away, a move that could prefigure similar protests against Syrians in other Christian towns in east Sidon. Mayor Walid Mshantaf explained that the town's residents wanted Syrian workers out of Abra itself and were not protesting against the presence of Syrian refugees on the outskirts of the town.Abra's former Mayor Elias Mshantaf said the number of Syrian workers in the town had grown from 20 to nearly 100 since the Syrian crisis began three years ago.
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