Hizbullah to intensify protest against government
Hizbullah and its allies will intensify a campaign of protest and disruption next week to try to topple the Lebanese government by paralyzing the country, a senior opposition politician said. "The opposition is putting the final touches to the second phase of its campaign. Things will start moving next week," said the opposition politician, according to Reuters.
Protesters have camped outside the heavily guarded office of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora in central Beirut for the past five weeks.
"All political and diplomatic efforts are deadlocked," the opposition politician said. "There is no option for the opposition but to step up pressure on the authorities, who are proceeding as if there is nothing wrong ... the moves will culminate in a stage where most of the country would be paralyzed."