Lebanese policemen deploy in Baalbek, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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Terrorized by overnight clashes, owners of damaged shops in Baalbek blocked a major road in the Bekaa Valley city Wednesday, demanding that authorities restore order.Security sources told The Daily Star that the exchange of gunfire took place between a group of members from the Yaghi and Zeaiter families and Hussein Tleis, the owner of a jewelry shop they were trying to rob.The clashes subsided for a short period before fighting resumed between the Tleis and Yaghi families and it continued late into the night.Baalbek Mayor Hamad Hasan voiced his support for the demonstration, explaining that it reflects the people's demand for an end to the security chaos in the area.
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