Army Veterans Set up Tent to Protest Against Government's Draft Budget

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Army Veterans Set up Tent to Protest Against Government's Draft Budget

Retired military officers on Friday slammed the government's draft budget for cutting their pensions and imposing taxes on them, setting up a tent at the Riad Al-Solh Square as a protest action.

"The dignity tent will serve as a platform to defend the people's rights," the veterans said.

“After the officials insisted on imposing taxes on the retired officers while trying to cut pensions as a reward for their lifelong journey in the service of the country, they’re proposing a draft budget that hits the poor and middle classes,” they added.

“All those who remain silent over this offence are thieves who do not deserve to be Lebanese."

Source: Kataeb.org