TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Two people were wounded Wednesday in a dispute that took place between residents of the neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen in Tripoli. During the fight, men from Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen used sticks, stones and knives.
Following the dispute, some young men blocked the main road between Bab al-Tabbaneh and Malloula Roundabout with burning tires. According to a security source, the dispute had been sparked when men from Jabal Mohsen beat up municipal workers from Bab al-Tabbaneh, who were cleaning up street drains in the area.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 31, 2012, on page 4.