Lebanon News

Beirut’s central district to close for Parliament

Speaker Nabih Berri reads in Parliament a letter from President Michel Sleiman urging MPs to elect a new president, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (The Daily Star/ Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Many roads in downtown Beirut will close Wednesday and Thursday as Parliament discusses the presidential election and the wage hike.

The roads connecting Zoukak al-Blat to Markaziah Center, and those connecting Annahar Newspaper to Banks Street, will all be closed starting 7 a.m. both days, according to a statement released by the Internal Security Forces.

Banks Street will also be evacuated during the meetings, and all the roads will be re-opened at the end of each day's session.





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