File - Lebanese soldiers stand at a checkpoint at the entrance of the neighborhood of Hay al-Sharawneh in Baalbek, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
BEIRUT: Several residents of of Baalbek, east Lebanon, blocked a vital road in the area Saturday in protest of the Army’s security measures including recent arrests.
Using burning tires, residents of the Sharawneh neighborhood, where the Army conducted several raids a day earlier, blocked the road leading to downtown Baalek, crippling traffic in the city.
Gunmen also fired shots into the air.
The Army, which has launched a security plan to restore law and order in the country, deployed additional military units to Sharawneh and reopened the street.
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