Thursday, 7 February 2013

Connelly’s Convoy Violates Tyre’s Antiquities

Local Editor
US Ambassador in Lebanon Maura Connelly’s convoy violated on Tuesday the antiquities in the southern city of Tyre, as it insisted to pass near the Roman Arc of Triumph, through a narrow, dirt road supported by an old stone wall.

The act could be considered a message from the embassy, that its staff and vehicles can enter anywhere without any considerations.

Connelly went to the region with the city’s mayor Hussein Dbouk, and the cars accompanying her followed her through the dirt road. However, one of the cars veered off the road and destroyed the stone wall.

The accident did not very much affect Connelly’s visit, it only caused a short delay to the program, as the group had to wait for a winch to arrive and pull the deviated vehicle off the road.Connelly convoy
Source: Newspapers
06-02-2013 - 15:29 Last updated 06-02-2013
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