Retired Lebanese soldiers picket central bank over cuts

Retired soldiers gesture as they take part in a protest over proposed cuts to the cost of military pensions and benefits in front of the central bank in Beirut, Lebanon May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Retired soldiers in Lebanon, concerned about any pension or benefit cuts as the government debates a draft budget, started picketing the Central Bank building late on Sunday, saying they aimed to stop workers from entering on Monday morning. As about 100 protesters gathered outside the Central Bank, Lebanon’s coalition government held its […]

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