Protesters rally in Riad Solh Square, Monday, April 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Taxi and truck drivers held a protest Monday demanding the government increase their social security benefits and enact the national transportation plan, as Lebanon braces for more protests this week.Fuel truck drivers along with bus drivers also took part in the protest called for by the Unions of Land Transportation to pressure the government to meet their long-standing demands.Bassam Tleis, the head of the confederation of public drivers and transport unions, said the government should apply the law and address drivers' demands. Tleis also noted that the government was failing to prosecute violators, end the rising phenomenon of unlicensed taxis and apply the law with regards to foreign taxi drivers.
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