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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Shiite Protesters Overun National Assembly Security, Injure Policeman

Hundreds of followers of detained Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zak Zakky have staged a major protest at the entrance to the National Assembly on Tuesday where they overran the security operatives in a bid to gain entrance into the complex, while the Senate and House of Representatives plenary were ongoing.

Amidst the confusion, the Police Force dispatched its personnel and vans to dispatch the protesters who were demanding the release of their leader who has been in detention.

One of the police officers attached to the National Assembly who sustained serious injury was rushed to the emergency ward of the National Assembly Clinic and currently receiving medical attention.

The windscreen of a black colored police van was also smashed by the protesters.

Sources at the scene of the incident, disclosed that the armed police officers who were earlier overpowered by the protesters, later shot sporadically into the air to dispactch the protesters.

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