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Anti-Syrians bury slain Lebanese MP, blame Damascus
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:56PM EDT
By Nadim Ladki
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Some 3,000 mourners chanted anti-Syrian slogans on Thursday at the funeral of a Lebanese legislator killed in a car bomb attack that deepened Lebanon's political crisis.
was the seventh anti-Syrian figure to be assassinated since February 2005
, when former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri was killed in a suicide truck bombing.
Mr Eido, his son, two bodyguards and six passers-by were killed
Mourners carry the coffin of one of the bodyguards killed in the same bomb blast as Lebanese MP Walid Eido
Allies of Eido said the killing was Syria's response to a U.N. Security Council vote last week establishing a court to try suspects in the Hariri attack.
But Syria denied any links to Eido's assassination. "Syria strongly denounces this crime and condemns the campaign of lies by some Lebanese used to accuse Syria after any killing and before an investigation even starts," a Syrian Foreign Ministry statement said.
Eido's death is likely to fuel tension between the government and the opposition, led by the pro-Syrian Shi'ite Hezbollah group, which has also condemned the killing.
As the funeral procession moved slowly through the streets of Beirut, mourners shouted slogans against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his ally, Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, yelling: "O Beirut, we want revenge against Lahoud and Bashar."
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