Residents protest the installation of high-voltage power lines in Mansourieh, Lebanon, May 7, 2019. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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A clash broke out Tuesday between security forces and residents of Mansourieh over the installation of high-voltage power lines.Installation of the power lines was meant to begin Tuesday, but work was temporarily stopped after residents of Mansourieh marched in protest to one of the two installation sites, located within private property.The scuffle, which involved Kataeb MP Elias Hankash, occurred after security forces arrived on the private site to oversee the protest, local TV channel MTV reported.However, TV channels showed EDL workers continuing with work on the power lines, apparently undeterred by the protests.
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