Armed forces retirees block roads as they protest low salaries

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Armed forces retirees protested Tuesday their low salaries and blocked the Karantina road with burning tires.

"Our demand is to live in dignity," a protester said.

All public sector employees, including the members of the armed forces, get paid in Lebanese pounds.

Their salaries have become too low to cover basic expenses while grocery stores and other businesses are now pricing their goods in dollars.

SourceNaharnet