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Hariri urges supporters to end violence, vacate streets

In this June 12, 2009 file photo, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during an interview at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Lebanon. (Grace Kassab/The Daily Star)

BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri urged Sunday his supporters to withdraw from the streets in Downtown Beirut and end clashes with security forces outside the government’s headquarters.

“We are not seekers of violence ... I urge all my supporters to end the sit-in and leave the streets,” he said in a phone call to Future Television.

He said if need be, he would dispatch members of security units assigned to protecting his Beirut residence to the Grand Serail, saying the attempt to storm it by protesters was “unacceptable.”





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