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There is little to disturb the quiet peace of Ebrin during the day. The majority-Christian, leafy village near Batroun is home to some 2,000 Lebanese and about 550 Syrians. There is an 8 p.m. curfew for the village's Syrians and at night some 25 to 30 residents will help enforce that curfew. Not all local officials in Batroun are on board, with one decrying the measures of the individual municipalities like Ebrin's as discriminatory.There are about 8,000 Syrians in Batroun and the surrounding countryside, to about 50,000 Lebanese.The curfew itself is not a new measure, though the calls of local municipalities on Lebanese residents to enforce it is – in Ebrin it was instated less than two weeks ago.Hark, the head of Batroun's municipality, criticized such measures.
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