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Security forces deploy ahead of Georges Abdallah protest

  • Lebanese policemen pelted with eggs, stand guard in front of the French Embassy during a protest in support of George Abdallah in Beirut, Thursday, April 11, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: Security forces were heavily deployed outside the French Embassy in Beirut Thursday ahead of a demonstration planned by supporters of Leftist militant Georges Abdallah to protest his continued incarceration in France.

The rally is due to take place at 5:30 p.m.

Abdallah was scheduled to be released and sent back to Lebanon last January after spending 29 years in prison for killing an Israeli diplomat and an American military attache. However, the French Interior Ministry has denied the deportation order, the second time it has done so.

Activists has continuously called for his release.

 
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