A demo organized by the Lebanese Communist Party in Beirut on Thursday May 1, 2014.
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President Michel Sleiman congratulated Lebanese workers on the occasion of Labor Day Thursday while urging them to take into consideration the burden on the Treasury of a controversial wage hike.Sleiman said that by safeguarding the state's Treasury, the interests and demands of citizens would also be secured.Lebanon marked Labor Day with a rally celebration organized by the Lebanese Communist Party, as officials congratulated workers on the occasion.The party's secretary-general, Khaled Hadadeh, lashed out in a speech at Lebanon's politicians, accusing them of holding the country a hostage to foreign powers.The Union of Palestinian workers also held a sit-in in Tyr, south Lebanon, outside the headquarters of the Red Cross calling for endorsing civil rights for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
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