Protesters rallied outside the Education Ministry headquarters in Beirut, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Civil servants took to the streets Wednesday to pressure politicians to meet their "full demands" as public offices and schools went on a nationwide strike a day after Parliament failed to pass the wage hike draft law.Protesters rallied outside the Education Ministry headquarters in Beirut, urging once again lawmakers to stop stalling a 121 percent increase on their pays. Beirut's protesters expressed their anger at the lawmakers, who decided Tuesday to form a new committee to study the proposal again over the next two weeks.MP Qassem Hashem, from Speaker Nabih Berri's Development and Liberation bloc, joined the protesters in Beirut and said his bloc supports the demands of the public sector workers.
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