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Baalbek residents stage protest over blackouts
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BEIRUT: Baalbek residents organized a peaceful demonstration in protest against electricity cuts that plagued a local neighborhood. 

Thirty residents of al-Shiqan neighborhood held a 30-minute sit-in on the road leading to the district after a weeklong electricity outage that affected 300 homes, the state-run National News Agency reported. 

The protesters carried signs condemning the policies of the Energy Ministry. Lebanon suffers from rolling blackouts during the day which affect both the cities and rural areas.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 21, 2013, on page 3.
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