Thursday, 19 June 2008

Diplomat gets stoned

According to the AFP news agency:

The US charge d'affaires to Lebanon was greeted with stones and chants of "Death to America" on Wednesday by local residents in the southern village of Mayfadoun as she was leaving the home of a local official.

Some 200 people, including women and children, surrounded the convoy and began throwing stones as Michele Sison was leaving the house of Abdullah Bitar, a member of Nabatiyeh's municipal council.

The crowd also shouted "Death to Israel," and "We don't want you in South Lebanon," as extra Lebanese police converged on the site.

A security official told AFP that Sison's car was hit by several stones as she was being evacuated from the area, but she emerged unharmed.


Voice of America reports the same story, but this time the women and children morph into "Hizbollah supporters".

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