BEIRUT: Civil servants waving placards during the protest march.
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Dozens of civil servants marched toward the value added tax building Wednesday to denounce the amendments made to the original salary scale bill and threatened to escalate the situation if officials shelved their demands.The civil servants also rejected a law passed by Parliament that calls for increasing the office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a lunch break from 2-3 p.m.Addressing the protesters, the spokesman for the civil servants Mahmoud Haidar threatened to escalate the strikes and demonstrations after May 27 if Parliament failed to pass all of the Union Coordination Committee's demands.
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