Mobile shop owners protest outside the ministry of economy in Beirut's Downtown, Monday, March 27, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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Lebanon mobile shop owners Monday staged a rally outside the Ministry of Economy in Downtown Beirut to protest fines involving the prices of mobile phone recharge cards.The protesters argue that shops are compelled to sell the $25 recharge card for more when the customer is paying in Lebanese pounds, due to the exchange rate differences.The Economy Ministry has been fining mobile shops that sell recharge cards at rates higher than the price written on the cards.Some shops have been selling the $25 (LL37,500) recharge card for LL40,000 ($26.60).
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