Phalangist and Hezbollah students clash at Beirut university
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A brawl erupted at a major university in Beirut on Wednesday between student groups of rival political factions, prompting Lebanese security forces to intervene, local media reported.
Supporters of Hezbollah clashed with pro-Phalangist and Lebanese Forces (LF) students at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), before security forces broke up the fight.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Al-Jadeed TV network said Phalangist, LF and Hizballah student bodies were meeting to defuse the tension.
The fist fight comes only days after rival Sunni militants clashed near the Beirut Arab University and Tarik al-Jdide, killing two.