Angry crowds carry the coffin of Blaiq in Beirut Monday, May 23, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Celebratory gunfire claims more livesLebanese authorities cannot put an end to the deadly phenomenon of celebratory gunfire on their own, a security source said Monday, as another victim of the practice was laid to rest in Beirut. The source said that celebratory gunfire didn't reflect Lebanon's civilized nature and was doing the country more harm than good. The gunfire also brought back memories of the devastating 1975-90 Civil War and the chaos that governed it, the source added. The source admitted that celebratory gunfire was harder to control in small towns, but said measures were being taken to prosecute offenders.On several occasions celebratory gunfire has killed or injured citizens.Hezbollah has reportedly tried to help suppress the gunfire in areas under its control, but the source called it "a bad habit" that Lebanese practice across the country.The party is working on a number of different levels to caution against shooting in the air, and underscored its cooperation with security agencies, the source said.
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