Lebanon's public drivers protest outside the vehicle inspection center in Beirut's Hadath, Monday, September 5, 2016. (The Daily Star/TMC, HO)
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Public drivers' unions Monday called on the Lebanese to boycott mandatory vehicle inspection centers across the country until the state takes over management of the facilities.Lebanon's public drivers Monday morning shut down auto inspection centers across the country to protest what they initially said was an imminent fee hike of 50 percent, as well as corruption in the inspection centers' management.The Traffic Management Center tweeted that drivers were rallying near the entrances of Beirut's vehicle inspection center in Hadath, causing a traffic jam in the area. They also briefly blocked the inspection center in the northern city of Tripoli and held protests in Zahle and at the Zahrani inspection center in the southern district of Nabatieh.
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