Lebanese veterans block highways in budget protest

A Lebanese army veteran burns tires during a protest over a state budget that includes a provision taxing their pensions, in Naameh, south of Beirut, Lebanon June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hundreds of veterans burned tyres and blocked highways in Lebanon on Thursday to protest plans to tax their pensions and other measures in a 2019 budget intended to slash the country’s deficit. Parliament is debating a draft budget approved by the cabinet last month. It aims to cut the deficit to 7.6% […]

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