The Lebanese University (LU) campus in Hadath, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Hezbollah sought Monday to distance itself from a controversy that erupted at a Beirut university over the public broadcast of songs by Fairouz.Student members of the party on Dec. 3 halted a ceremony on the Hadath campus to mark the death of Mohammad Hamadi, an engineering student.Hezbollah issued a statement Monday saying that the incident was a matter between the student council and the faculty.Hezbollah students disrupted the commemoration over the broadcast of music, and security was called to the scene.The students organizing the activity share the same religious and cultural background with Hezbollah, but differ over ideology.The Youth and Student Division at the Lebanese Communist Party described the Hezbollah students' actions as "Sectarian".
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