BEIRUT, May 20 (KUNA) -- Protesters blocked roads with burning tires in
some suburbs of Beirut and major roads in other areas after Lebanese army
forces shot dead a Sunni cleric, while education minister announced closure of
schools and universities tomorrow.
Sheikh Ahmad Abdulwahed and his companion were shot dead by army forces
after they refused to stop at a check point in north Lebanon. They were
heading to a political rally organized by the Future party.
The Islamic Waqf department in Akkar, north Lebanon, mourned Abdulwahed and
called for an "accurate and transparent" investigation to punish those
responsible for the killing.
The department, in a statement, called for organizing a nation-wide strike
tomorrow in protest of the killing. It announced a three-day mourning period.
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