Contract workers with Electricite Du Liban burn tires on Charles Helou Highway in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Electricite du Liban contract workers loosened their blockade around the public utility's central building in Beirut Wednesday, after the state-owned company warned that the country would face additional blackouts if the protest continued.The protesters said they would not prevent key employees whose work was essential to ensuring regular power supply from entering the building. EDL warned Tuesday that further disruptions to the country's power supply would be inevitable if contract workers continued to bar EDL workers from accessing the building.
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