Head of the Beirut Bar Association Antonio Hashem during a news conference at Beirut's Justice Palace, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Beirut and Tripoli Bar Associations went on strike Monday and warned that Lebanon was on the verge of chaos, demanding a full investigation into an armed assault that left four lawyers injured last week.The two bar associations effected a daylong strike, halting legal business in the capital and Tripoli.Hachem demanded authorities arrest all culprits associated with the attack. The Tripoli and North Lebanon Bar Association also condemned the attack against the lawyers in a news conference Monday.The lawyers called on citizens, politicians and judicial officials to sympathize with the victims of the crime, calling for action to be taken against the perpetrators.Lawyers Zaher Azouri, Zainab al-Hajj, Raed Hamdan and Zainab Dahboul were assaulted Friday on their way to an owners' meeting at the Inmaa Tower, a residential building in Beirut's upscale Ramlet al-Baida.
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