Protesters Pelt French Embassy with Tomatoes to Demand Georges Abdallah's Releaseإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Protesters demanding the release of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah from jail in France staged a demonstration in front of the French Embassy on Sunday.
The protesters angrily pelted tomatoes and eggs at the embassy, reported LBCI television.
It added that the gatherers stressed that they will continue their “peaceful and democratic” actions against French interests in Lebanon until Abdallah's release.
These include banks, companies, and institutes.
They added that their actions will remain peaceful and they will not storm any of the establishments, said LBCI.
For his part, Abdallah urged in a recording his supporters to maintain their actions until his release, it reported.
Furthermore, the supporters had hoped that the Lebanese government would intensify its contacts with French authorities to ensure Abdallah's release.
On Saturday, several protesters demonstrated the French United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon peacekeepers in the southern village of Deir Kifa over the ongoing detention of Lebanese leftist militant Georges Abdallah.
They accused France of violating human rights conventions.
On Monday, scores of protesters demonstrated outside the French Embassy in Beirut over a delay by Paris in releasing Abdallah, who was granted parole on a life sentence handed down in 1987.
A French court granted Abdallah parole in November on condition he be deported ,but the interior ministry has yet to issue the deportation order.
The court postponed its decision on his release until January 28.
The supporters of Abdallah fear that the postponement is a first step to renew his detention.