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Lebanon: Palestinian refugees protest crackdown on unlicensed labour

0 19.07.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters clapping and chanting while waving Palestinian flags at Beirut's Burj Barajneh camp
M/S Protester waving Palestinian flag
M/S Kid clapping
M/S Protesters marching
M/S Protesters chanting (Arabic): "You, the leaders of chairs'' [i.e. more concerned with power]
M/S Protesters cheering and clapping
M/S Protesters chanting; military officers in background watching
M/S Protesters chanting (Arabic): "We refuse to live in humiliation, we want to live in freedom''
M/S Protesters chanting
M/S Protesters holding signs (Arabic): "The Palestinian is a refugee not a foreigner''; ''To care for Lebanon is to care about people's dignity''; ''The right to work prevents the enemy from abusing people''
W/S Protesters
M/S Protesters
C/U Protester holding sign (Arabic): "Give me time off, and tomorrow a residence permit and then ...?!''
W/S Protesters
M/S Sign (Arabic): "The Workers' Union refuses and strongly condemns the decision of the Lebanese Minister of Labour''
W/S Protesters
SOT, Protester (Arabic): "’I would like to say to the Minister, instead of helping us to return to Palestine, are you helping us in the displacement enough? Enough of this Minister, we Palestinians love Lebanon, but a grain of sand from Palestine is equal to the universe."
M/S Palestinian and Lebanese flags
M/S Protesters chanting (Arabic): "Listen you Minister, the Palestinian people cannot be degraded.''
C/U Protester holding sign (Arabic): "To care for Lebanon is to care about people's dignity''
W/S Military officers next to protesters
SOT, Protester (Arabic): "We hope that the minister will back away from this decision because it is an unjust decision against the Palestinian people, because the Lebanese economy is related to the Palestinian economy."
W/S Military officers next to protesters
M/S Military officers next to protesters
SCRIPT
Palestinian refugees hit the streets of Beirut's Burh Barajneh camp on Friday, to protest the Lebanese Ministry of Labour's crackdown on businesses hiring workers without permits.
The rallied residents shouted slogans and were seen with signs reading: "The Palestinian is a refugee not a foreigner'' and ''The right to work prevents the enemy from abusing people.''
One of the protesters said: "We hope that the minister will back away from this decision because it is an unjust decision against the Palestinian people."
In June, the Labour Ministry reportedly announced that companies in Lebanon had one month to acquire permits to enable foreign workers to gain employment. Following the deadline's expiration last week, it started to shut down non-compliant businesses.
Despite Lebanese Labour Minister Camille Abousleiman reportedly saying the move was not targeted at Palestinian refugees, many protesters are reported to believe the decision will affect them by resulting in discriminatory practices in the job market.