Apple farmers hold protest on Jbeil highway, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (The Daily Star/ NNA)
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The state-run National News Agency said the farmers briefly cut off the highway from Jbeil toward Beirut, throwing their apples on the ground.The farmers later opened the highway after receiving assurances that they would meet with Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb, according to Voice of Lebanon radio (100.3). The premier, according to Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb, said that he brought the farmers' plight to the attention of the World Bank, and was assured the matter would be considered at a meeting with Salam Monday.
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