"About 100 retired soldiers in Lebanon have found yet another battle to fight. They have fired up on the coalition government's attempt to save defense spending in the draft budget and intends, until further notice, carry out a fitting manifestation outside the country's central bank in the capital city of Beirut."
"They have blocked the three entrances, and intends to prevent that the employees open the bank on Monday."
"We have an open protest at the central bank and blocking it until further notice," says general Sami Ramah."
"The retired soldiers have carried out several protests in Lebanon against the savings that will strike against the military's pensions and benefits."
"the Government is trying in different ways to reduce the deficit in central government finances in the highly indebted country."