LCP supporters rally near BDL headquarters in Beirut's Hamra Street, Saturday, March 18, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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Hundreds of demonstrators Saturday rallied on Beirut's Hamra street for the third consecutive day to protest against the Parliament's new proposed taxes.Demonstrators from the Lebanese Communist Party and Democratic Youth Union gathered outside the Central Bank of Lebanon's headquarters to demand a flexible salary scale and more benefits for workers and employees. The protesters also rejected the new direct and indirect taxes, demanding that taxes be imposed on banks and corporations.Protesters held the Lebanese and LCP flags.Some of the banners blasted the government and the new planned taxes. Protesters also urged for democratic change and building a national democratic state.
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