EDL contractual employees have been demonstrating in front of the EDL and blocking the highway on the way back from Beirut since the early morning. They want to become permanent workers, have insurance and a decent retirement plan. Some of them have been working on a contractual basis for over 20 years.

On another note, I love how their names in Arabic are unheard of, at least to me. They are called “عمال غب الطلب وجباة الاكراء” and “المياومين”.

Update: one of the protesters, Ali Assi, tried to set himself on fire.