Activists take part in a demonstration in Beirut against domestic violence targeting women on Saturday, March 8, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Hundreds of activists marking International Women's Day held a march in Beirut Saturday and called for the adoption of a draft law to protect women from domestic violence.More than 2,000 men and women took part in the demonstration organized by the anti-gender-based violence group KAFA, marching from Beirut's Mathaf area to the Justice Palace. The demonstration reflects a growing anger among activists following recent domestic violence related cases that have come to light.Assi's case and others have prompted fresh criticism of Parliament's failure to endorse a draft law to at protect women from domestic violence.
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