Wife of Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir speaking to reporters during a demonstration in Sidon on Saturday, August 15,2015.(The Daily Star/Mohammad Zaatari)
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Shamsuddin and at least 20 other female supporters of the radical preacher temporarily blocked the road leading from Sidon to Beirut.The Internal Security Forces had issued three warnings, ordering the women to open the road.Security sources in Sidon denied that Assir's supporters were planning to cut-off roads and the situation in Sidon has remained calm.Assir was arrested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport Saturday after more than two years on the run, security sources told The Daily Star. A military judge last year sought the death penalty for Assir and 56 others, including former pop singer Fadl Shaker, over the Abra clashes.
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