Students at the American University of Beirut clashed on Monday after supporters of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) disrupted a Kata’eb memorial ceremony in honor of former Lebanese President Bashir Pierre Gemayel.
The disruption agitated the people attending the memorial ceremony and prompted them to attack the SSNP supporters.
However, severely outnumbered, the Kata’eb supporters quickly dispersed after the SSNP students retaliated.
The AUB administration were forced to call the Lebanese security forces in order to break up the fights and protect the Kata’eb Minister of Parliament, Nadhim Gemayel.
MP Gemayel was said to have taken off running after SSNP supporters approached him.