File - A woman picks apples in Tannourine, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Fathi Masri)
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Lebanese apple farmers will stage sit-ins across the country Saturday to protest the lack of government support for the sector, said Gaby Semaan, head of the Apple Farmers' Union in Lebanon.Semaan said farmers would be dumping apples on the roads from the south to the north of Lebanon Saturday, while the main sit-in would take place in Tarshish.Semaan said that farmers were carrying out this sit-in to protest the government's gross negligence of this sector.Semaan argued that farmers were not able to store their apples because spaces in refrigerators were filled with potatoes instead.
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