Lebanese Communist Party supporters take part in Labor Day protest, Monday, May 1, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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Lebanese Monday marched in Beirut to mark Labor Day and to demand better working conditions as the country tries to cope with the presence of 1.5 million Syrian refugees and is struggling to revive its ailing economy.Lebanon is currently hosting 1.5 million Syrians registered with the UNHCR, though the Lebanese government estimated numbers might be closer to 1.5 million.When registering residency permits, refugees must sign notarized pledges not to work in Lebanon. Some Syrians have also been asked to sign documents promising to return to their country of origin once their permit in Lebanon expires.
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