Hezbollah leader denies organized protests against Christian or Sunni neighborhoods

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah party, said on Monday that the protests against a satire show mocking him were spontaneous and not organized by his party.

On Thursday night, a satirical program had been shown on Christian TV station LBC, criticizing Nasrallah and his Hezbollah.

Shortly after the end of the program, demonstrators from the mainly Shiite Beirut southern suburbs took to the street to protest against the TV show. They targeted mainly Christian or Sunni Muslim neighborhoods of the capital, burning tires and blocking roads.

Nasrallah told a press conference on Monday that the protests that took place on Thursday and Friday and led to damages to public and private property was not organized by his party, slamming the TV program that led to the public outcry….