Truckers block entrance of the Interior Ministry in Beirut.
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The now familiar traffic jams caused by protesting public drivers again blocked highways Thursday in the latest action against privatization and increased fees at auto-inspection centers. Road began being blocked off with trucks and vans at 6 a.m. with traffic jams reaching their peak around 11 a.m., as public drivers gathered outside the Interior Ministry in Beirut's Sanayeh area to block the entrances.Despite roads being blocked, head of the Unions and Leagues of Land Transportation Bassam Tleiss denied that he had called for the roads closures.Drivers in the Mount Lebanon town of Aley also briefly blocked the roads, but were reopened after the protesters headed to the capital.
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