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Angry crowds attack al-Assad supporters voting abroad in Beirut

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Crowds of angry Lebanese attacked buses and smashed the windows of cars carrying supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the Syrian embassy in Beirut to cast their vote abroad in the upcoming presidential election. Vehicles loaded with Syrians carrying pictures of al-Assad and waving the Syrian flag had been heading towards the embassy on the outskirts of Beirut for the one-day vote. The patriotic display caused tensions to erupt in the streets of the city, according to Lebanese media and images posted on social media. Police sources said young men in the Sassine Square area in Beiru…

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