BEIRUT — The Association of Petroleum Importing Companies in Lebanon announced in a statement Tuesday that it has decided to suspend fuel deliveries to warehouses on Wednesday as a sign of “solidarity” with the land transport unions’ general strike, which is planned to take place for three days starting Wednesday.
Here’s what we know:
• The association did not indicate whether it intends to resume deliveries on Thursday. The land transport unions’ strike is planned to continue until Friday with sit-ins from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. across Lebanon.
• A large number of sit-ins are expected to be concentrated in Beirut, Baabda and Metn, as well as in the port area of Tripoli.
• According to the land transport unions, the strike aims to call on the government to abide by an agreement allegedly reached between their union and the government that includes improving the conditions of the land transport drivers.