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Lebanon’s migrant workers demand rights

Although migrant workers in Lebanon are offered little legal protection, a number of associations and activists are working to improve their situation.
An activist holds up a banner during a demonstration to support the rights of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, on the occasion of  Labor Day in Beirut, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Cynthia Karam (LEBANON - Tags: CIVIL UNREST) - RTR2DCEX

An array of colorful flags from around the world were waved alongside bright banners while chants in French, English and Arabic filled the air on May 4, as activists, advocates and workers took to Beirut’s streets to demand legal protection for migrant domestic workers.

“Confiscating salary, shameful, shameful! Confiscating passport, shameful, shameful!”

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