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Lebanon protests stir clash of priorities between Hezbollah and its base

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has told his followers not to join the protests, causing consternation among many of his Shiite followers who have been demonstrating against the Lebanese government.
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah carry the party's flag in Beirut, Lebanon, October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir - RC1916F5C910
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In the middle of Riad Solh square downtown Beirut, a young woman stands watching thousands of her fellow Lebanese calling for the resignation of the government and raises a small placard that reads “I’m financed by the embassy of Hela Hela Hela Ho-stan, who’s financing you?”

"Hela hela hela ho!" is a chant used by the protesters.    

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