Students protest at the Tripoli branch of the Lebanese University's Faculty of Economics and Business on Friday, March 20, 2015. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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The appointment of a new Christian director for the Tripoli Branch at the Lebanese University's Economics and Business faculty sparked a new round of protests Friday.The protesters and political parties in Tripoli are demanding a Sunni director for the faculty, also known as the Third Branch, since the two other major branches are headed by a Shiite and a Christian.The movement against the appointment was supported by rival Sunni factions, including the Future Movement and supporters of former Prime Minister Najib Mikati. They complain that Sayyed Hussein does not discuss the appointment of Sunni directors with Sunni parties, but consults Shiite parties before appointing Shiite directors.
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