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Palestinians in Lebanon Demand More Rights


Thousands of Palestinians and Lebanese civil rights activists rallied in Beirut Sunday to demand more rights for Palestinian refugees.

Several buses transported demonstrators to the Lebanese capital waving Palestinian flags and carrying signs saying, "We just want to live in dignity." Many of the refugees live in overcrowded refugee camps across the country.

The event organizers had planned to protest outside the parliament building but moved the demonstration in front of the nearby U.N. headquarters when Lebanese soldiers prevented them from gathering there.

About 400,000 Palestinians are registered as refugees in Lebanon by the U.N. Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have restrictions on employment opportunities and cannot own property under Lebanese law.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP.

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