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EDL Contract Employees Storm Company's HQ in Beirut, Block Roads across Lebanon

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Electricite du Liban's contract employees stormed on Wednesday the company’s headquarters in Beirut by breaking the building’s main gate after the Internal Security Forces prevented them from entering the premises.

The angry protesters escalated their strike demanding the cabinet to approve their full-time employment. The full-time employees began leaving EDL's building soon after the contract workers broke into the building to avoid a confrontation with them.

Earlier, they engaged in a dispute with the ISF for allowing only full-time employees to enter the company’s premises.

Some protesters warned against setting themselves on fire as some media reports said that several others fainted.

The protesters blocked the roads with burning tires, causing bumper-to-bumper traffic, but the roads were later reopened.

Meanwhile, other contract employees blocked with burning tires several roads in the southern city of Tyre and the town of Riyaq in the eastern Bekaa valley... continue reading

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