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Police crackdown on Sidon vendors

Police remove stands for street vendors from the southern city of Sidon, Wednesday, April 9,2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

SIDON, Lebanon: Police on Wednesday removed once again illegal vegetable carts and stands belonging to street vendors in the southern city of Sidon.

Around 300 members of the Internal Security Forces, including riot police, deployed across Sidon neighborhoods to remove unregistered stands and carts that were hampering the movement of traffic.

Police also entered the old city’s souks and removed illegal stands there.

Sidon’s municipality has tried several times over the past two years to implement a decision to remove all illegal vendors inside Sidon’s commercial market, but so far the plan has failed as vendors refuse to comply and sometimes riot.

 

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