Retired Military Officers Vow Big Protest Movement on Monday

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Retired Military Officers Vow Big Protest Movement on Monday

Retired military officers announced that they will take to the streets again on Monday to condemn the government's plan to cut their pensions and end-of-service benefits as part of its 2019 draft austerity budget.

According to a statement issued by the National Veterans Organization, the veterans will start their protest action at 6 AM, adding that they will cut off roads and block public facilities nationwide.

“This is to warn the government against altering the pensions and social benefits provided by the law,” the statement said.

"This big protest movement will be the start of a series of actions that will paralize work across the country."

The veterans apologized to the Lebanese for any “inconvenience” the strikes may cause.

The organization called on all the retired public servants to join the protests given that all pensioners will be harmed equally.

Source: Kataeb.org