Farmers protest on highway in north Lebanon against smuggled Syrian produce, Thursday, April 21, 2016. (The Daily Star/ NNA)
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Vegetable and fruit farmers in northern Lebanon briefly blocked an international highway Thursday morning to protest against smuggled produce coming from Syria, which is affecting the local market.The state-run National News Agency reported that the farmers from the Akkar and Minyeh districts closed a highway linking Lebanon to Syria for the second consecutive day. Last week, dairy farmers in north Lebanon poured milk onto the street to protest what they described as illegal imports they said were flooding the market and causing prices to plunge.
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