CLASHES IN MARTYR'S SQUARE DURING FUNERAL FOR WISSAM AL HASSAN - Editor's Picks 21 Oct 2012

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21 Oct 2012 00:00

A grand ceremony was held on Sunday, October 21, in Beirut for the burial of Lebanese intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan, who was killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh neighborhood last week. Angry civilians protested at the event, carrying posters and banners of Hezbollah's Nasrallah and Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who many hold responsible for the assassination. Though calm was restored to downtown Beirut, many protesters were injured as security forces used tear gas and barbed wire to control the masses.

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Calmness around Lebanon Cabinet after...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Oct 2012

Calmness prevailed around the Lebanese Cabinet headquarters on Sunday, October 21, after angry protestors attempted to break into the building demanding government resignation.

Security men dispersed the protestors using teargas shots.

The public rage was a reaction to the assassination of intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan through a car bomb explosion, which killed seven others and injured over a hundred.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – A protesting man:
“There wasn’t a decision made to break into the Cabinet. On the contrary, the decision was to protect the Cabinet and its privacy. But we have a message for the Prime Minister Najib Mikati telling him that we do not want him as prime minister and that he protected the murderers and did not do anything to serve this country or to protect its people.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A protesting woman:
“We’re participating in this sit-in because we want to oust the government of Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad. We need to know what we are heading to in the future. We don’t feel secure because of Hezbollah’s weapons, which have become numerous enough to cause us to fear for our lives.”

The Cabinet building was surrounded by tight security cordon and barded wires.

Several were injured in the clashes but calmness eventually returned to the cabinet area, although protestors remained until the evening.

Security men and protestors were separated by security barriers in an atmosphere of cautious calmness.

Story: Calmness around Lebanon Cabinet after Clashes between Security and Angry Protestors
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: October 21, 2012
Length: 0:01:50
Video Size: 99.8 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Long shot of protestors in front of the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut, and the security is throwing them with tear gas
2. Medium, pan left shot of a protestor moving forward towards the security asking them to stop throwing tear gas
3. Medium shot of a burning tear gas
4. Long shot of some protestors in front of the Cabinet headquarters, shouting and waving flags
5. Various medium shots of barbed wire in front of the Cabinet headquarters and security officers are standing behind it
6. Wide shot of a lot of security officers in front of the Cabinet while protestors have backed off
7. Long shot of protestors and security officers after the clashes are done
8. Wide shot of protestors shouting and waving flags
9. Medium, pan right shot of shirtless protestors shouting statements against the government
10. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – A protesting man:
“There wasn’t a decision made to break into the Cabinet. On the contrary, the decision was to protect the Cabinet and its privacy. But we have a message for the Prime Minister Najib Mikati telling him that we do not want him as prime minister and that he protected the murderers and did not do anything to serve this country or to protect its people.” 11. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – A protesting woman:
“We’re participating in this sit-in because we want to oust the government of Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad. We need to know what we are heading to in the future. We don’t feel secure because of Hezbollah’s weapons, which have become numerous enough to cause us to fear for our lives.” 12. Various shots of protestors in front of the cabinet while the situation is stable and quiet
13. Various, medium shots of security officers standing behind a railing barrier
14. Long shot of a protestor holding the light blue flag of the Sunni-based opposition Future Party

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Lebanon Buries Murdered Intelligence ...
Beirut, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
21 Oct 2012

A grand ceremony was held on Sunday, October 21, in Beirut for the burial of Lebanese intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan, who was killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh neighborhood along with seven others and upwards of a hundred of injured.

Angry civilians attended the funeral procession carrying banners and posters of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Prime Minister Najib Mikati who many believe are responsible for the assassination.

Al-Hassan was buried next to late PM Rafik al-Hariri who was similarly assassinated in 2005.

The massive congregation turned into a protest calling for immediate government resignation.

Mikati showed readiness to resign after the bombing but President Michel Suleiman convinced him not to at such a critical time.

After the funeral, clashes erupted between security men and angry protestors who raised banners of the Syrian opposition group Future Movement, while others and tried to break into the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut.

Security forces tried to disperse the protestors by firing teargas canisters, and other means, which led to several injuries.

Analysts warn against a spark of civil war in Lebanon which is already undergoing political turmoil.

Story: Lebanon Buries Murdered Intelligence Chief amid Protests & Clashes
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 21, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: October 21, 2012
Length: 0:01:53
Video Size: 93.2 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide, pan left shot of thousands of people who are attending the funeral of security chief Wissam al-Hassan, while Qur’an is being played
2. Medium shot of some people attending the funeral, holding a poster of Prime Minister Najib Mikati criticizing the government’s policy
3. Wide, tilt up, pan right shot of people attending the funeral waving Lebanon’s flags, holding banners and posters criticizing the government’s policy, while Qur’an is still being played
4. Medium shot of two protestorsholding a poster of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Prime Minister Najib Mikati holding them responsible for the assassination
5. Wide, pan right shot of people holding a poster of Wissam al-hassan and late PM Rafik al-Hariri who was similarly assassinated in 2005
6. Wide, tilt down shot of the mosque where the funeral was held, and groups of people are gathered in front of it
7. Medium shot of soldiers carrying the coffin into the mosque
8. Medium shot of
9. Wide shot of clashes between security men and angry protestors
10. Medium shot of protestors shouting and holding the light blue flag of the Sunni-based opposition Future Party
11. Wide shot of protestors running to break into the Cabinet headquarters in Beirut
12. Wide shot of clashed between the security and the protestors
13. Wide shot of some security officers arresting one of the protestors
14. Wide, pan right shot of the protestors while the security officers are throwing tear gas at them
15. Medium shot of some protestors breaking the glass of a kiosk in the street
16. Medium shot of some protestors carrying a man who passed out in the street and fell to the ground
17. Wide shot of protestors throwing sticks and rocks at security