Ramlet Baida construction site, Friday, March 3, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Activists from civil society group Beirut Madinati held a demonstration outside the city's municipality in Downtown Beirut Friday to protest ongoing construction of a resort in Ramlet al-Baida, despite a Shura Council decision to temporarily halt the development. Dozens of activists rallied in the rain to protest ongoing work at the site, demanding that Beirut Gov. Ziad Chebib carry out the Shura Council ruling.A delegation from the assembled group headed to Chebib's office and handed him a letter regarding the matter. They said the construction permit had been issued a few days ahead of the Shura Council decision.Following the meeting with Chebib, an activist told The Daily Star on the condition of anonymity, that the governor did not find any legal problems with the construction project. The governor added that the construction permit had been suspended by the Shura Council, and that the first license was abolished after the new permit had been issued.
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