Three people died and 126 were injured in the explosion that killed al-Hassan, according to a final casualty count carried by Lebanon’s official National News Agency. The recent violence has raised concerns about a possible spillover of the conflict in neighboring Syria. March 14 supporters gathered at the rally’s venue in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square, waving Lebanon’s flag and that of the Syrian rebels fighting Assad’s government. “We’re expressing our support for the Syrian people and opposition to Bashar,” said Ali Majzoub, 16, holding the rebel Syrian flag.
Lebanese army responds to gun battles between Sunnis, Shiites in Beirut: Video: Lebanese soldiers fired guns and tear gas to push back hundreds of protesters who broke through a cordon and tried to storm the government headquarters in Beirut. The crowd came from the funeral of a top intelligence official assassinated.