Land Transport Unions Vow Escalation if Demands Not Met

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The Unions and Leagues of Land Transport held another strike across the country from early morning on Thursday, blocking access to the vehicle registration centers.

Protesters have been demanding the government to control and supervise competition from foreign drivers, ensure the full implementation of traffic laws, approve a public transportation plan, control forged license plates, reduce fuel prices, as well as to retake control of the automotive inspection centers and refrain from privatizing them.

“We are going to stage protests every week in different areas. Today, we held a strike to pressure officials to meet with us and pay heed to our demands,” the head of truck drivers' syndicate, Chafik Kassis, said.

Another strike has been scheduled for August 9.

Source: Kataeb.org