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ELECTRICITY CUT

Batroun residents postpone protest at EDL branch, but area remains without power

Batroun residents postpone protest at EDL branch, but area remains without power

The power plant in Zouk, Lebanon, just north of the capital of Beirut. (Credit: Philippe Hage Boutros/L’Orient-Le Jour)

BEIRUT — A protest scheduled to take place Monday in front of the Batroun branch of Electricite du Liban has been postponed, the committee following up on the electricity crisis in the area announced in a statement Sunday, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Here’s what we know:

    • The announcement came after the committee was informed by EDL and the Butec Utility Services company, which is working on the technical issues that caused the electricity cut that has now lasted five days, that the issue will soon be resolved.

    • On Saturday, Batroun’s residents called on state authorities to restore electricity to the area after enduring four days of outage. The NNA on Saturday reported that these calls went without a response and that the area’s residents were preparing to protest outside the local EDL branch on Monday.

    • “We appreciate the efforts of the people of the region, its bodies and municipalities, and everyone who raised his voice to call for the restoration of electricity to the villages and towns of Batroun,” Sunday's statement from the committee read.


BEIRUT — A protest scheduled to take place Monday in front of the Batroun branch of Electricite du Liban has been postponed, the committee following up on the electricity crisis in the area announced in a statement Sunday, the state-run National News Agency reported.Here’s what we know:     • The announcement came after the committee was informed by EDL and the Butec Utility...