NCRI – Hashem Salman, 28, the anti-Hezbollah protester who was shot and killed at a rally outside the Iranian regime’s Embassy in Beirut on Sunday while protesting against Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian conflict, was laid to rest Monday in his hometown of Adloun in south Lebanon, Ya-Libanon reported.
His death continued to generate condemnations. Salman’s relatives who live abroad in Europe and the U.S. traveled to Lebanon to attend the funeral.
A small group of protesters from the Lebanese Option Party which is headed by a Shiite politician, were attacked by Hezbollah supporters with sticks and guns when they arrived outside the embassy in Beirut for a scheduled protest.
The Hezbollah supporters , who were wearing black with yellow armbands beat and shot at the protesters almost immediately after they got off a bus in Beirut’s southern suburb.
Several other protesters were wounded in the attack.
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Monday condemned Salam’s death.
Hariri “condemned the attack, which was organized by entities affiliated with Hezbollah near the Iranian embassy yesterday [Sunday],” the statement said.
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt also denounced the incident outside the Iranian Embassy, calling it a “barbaric” act.
Jumblatt accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard or their allies of being behind the attack.
“We ask that investigations into the killing of Hashem Salman be completed after he was beaten up by unidentified assailants who are, however, very well known [of being] either members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard or one of their satellites,” he said.
In an interview with An-Nahar newspaper , Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea also condemned the death of Hashem Salman and blamed Hezbollah over the incident.
Photo: Relatives mourn the death of Hashem Salman, 28, the leader of the student section of the Lebanese Option party who was shot and killed at a rally outside the Iranian regime’s Embassy in Beirut on Sunday while protesting against Hezbollah’s fighting for Bashar al-Assad regime.