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East Lebanon residents protested for the third day in a row Sunday against Syrian labor in the country, claiming it is undercutting their business.State media reported that residents of the Zahle district town of Ali al-Nahri called for "decisive decisions" to resolve what they called "the overexpansion of Syrian labor" that jeopardizes the Lebanese.Thousands of Syrians have fled the war since 2011, with 1.01 million Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon with U.N. humanitarian agency UNHCR, though Lebanese officials estimate the number to be upward of 1.5 million.A number of Lebanese towns, including the Mount Lebanon town of Hadath, have closed businesses owned by Syrian refugees, pursuant to Labor Ministry decrees.
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