Ten­sions boil over

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

TEN­SIONS over Le­banon are be­ing felt in Syd­ney with a peace­ful Thurs­day prayer ser­vice de­scend­ing into chaos.

Po­lice were called to break up a clash be­tween pro­test­ers out­side the Our Lady of Le­banon Cathe­dral in Har­ris Park.

The church was host­ing a prayer ser­vice for peace. Ac­cord­ing to a church statement, for­mer Le­banese min­is­ter Dr Pierre Raf­foul was leav­ing the mass with sup­port­ers of the Free Pa­tri­otic Move­ment when they clashed with pro­test­ers out­side. Po­lice were called to sep­a­rate the groups.

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