Construction workers begin works on an underground parking lot in Tripoli, north Lebanon, Sunday, March 6, 2016. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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Protesters Sunday prevented workers from beginning construction on a controversial underground parking lot in north Lebanon, months after procrastination and strong opposition from locals.Activists gathered in the city's historic al-Tal Square in the northern city of Tripoli, the planned site of the parking lot, as workers began placing iron railings around the construction area. Originally the council approved the project and allocated two parcels of land in the square for the parking lot, under the leadership of Mayor Nader Ghazal.
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