Limited BDL operations stifle Lebanon amid nationwide strikes

A bevy of unions have gone on strike in recent days in protest of an austere state budget aimed at safeguarding Lebanon's economy and more importantly the Lira peg.
by Georgi Azar

6 May 2019 | 15:37

Source: by Annahar

  • by Georgi Azar
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 6 May 2019 | 15:37

A protester holds up a placard with Arabic that reads, "Keep your hand away from my rights," in front of the government building during a parliament session to approve a plan to restructure the country's electricity sector, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. State employees fear they could have their salaries cut as the government discusses austerity measures to avoid a financial and economic crisis. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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