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Military retirees will cut off three main arteries to Beirut Thursday as part of ongoing protests against austerity measures included in the draft 2019 state budget, local media reported Wednesday. From 5 to 10 Thursday morning veterans will block the following roads in both directions: the Chekka-Beirut highway after the Chekka tunnel, the Dahr al-Baidar highway at Namlieh and the seaside highway at Khaldeh, according to news channel LBCI.Last week, military retirees blocked the entrance to the Finance Ministry's revenues department in Beirut to protest the draft budget.
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