Truck drivers in the Kesrouan village of Ajaltoun show their displeasure with a ban on transporting gravel.
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Truck drivers in Kesrouan vowed to carry on with their protests Monday after blocking roads leading to the capital for hours, as an aide to Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk argued that their demand for permits to extract sand from the area had no legal basis."The law is being applied in Kesrouan and nowhere else, and we are suffering as a result".He claimed that even though the permits were no longer issued by the Interior Ministry, some workers outside Kesrouan were able to attain such permits pulling political strings. Former minister and Kesrouan MP Farid Haykal al-Khazen urged officials to listen to the drivers, and to place Kesrouan on equal footing with the rest of the Lebanese areas.
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