Elec­tric­ité du Liban em­ploy­ees clash with po­lice

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Con­tracted em­ploy­ees of Elec­tric­ité du Liban, Le­banon’s pub­lic elec­tric util­ity, clashed with riot po­lice in front of the util­ity’s Mar Mikhael head­quar­ters on Fe­bru­ary 19, fol­low­ing a protest that blocked a high­way nearby. The demon­stra­tion was a re­sponse to an in­ci­dent the pre­vi­ous week in which an ISF of­fi­cer slapped a protest­ing EDL con­tract worker. The con­fronta­tion was cap­tured in a video that spread quickly on so­cial me­dia, prompt­ing an in­ter­nal ISF in­ves­ti­ga­tion. EDL con­tract work­ers have been demon­strat­ing reg­u­larly for months to ask for for long- term con­tracts and to protest late wages.

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