Protests in Lebanon denounce Abu Akleh's killing for third day

  • W460
  • W460

Protestors in Lebanon denounced the killing of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh for the third day.

Lebanese and Palestinians gathered Friday in Tyre, after a candlelight vigil took place last night outside the United Nations ESCWA building in Beirut.

On Wednesday, Lebanese journalists also protested in front of the United Nations headquarters in Beirut.

They held portraits of Abu Akleh and placards that said "Occupation will not make us silent and crimes do not go unpunished with time."

Abu Akleh, 51, a prominent figure in the Arabic news service of Al-Jazeera channel, was shot dead on 11 May during a confrontation between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the West Bank city of Jenin.

Recent days have seen an outpouring of grief from across the Palestinian territories and the wider Arab world over the death of Abu Akleh who spent a quarter century covering the harsh realities of life under Israeli military rule, which is well into its sixth decade with no end in sight.

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