A violent brawl erupted on Monday between protesting Electricite du Liban contract workers and anti-riot police who prevented them from accessing the company's premises in Nahr Ibrahim area.
The angry protesters have gathered outside the premises in solidarity with EDL contract worker Hassan Akel who was slapped in the face by a Security Forces officer during a protest last week.
They briefly blocked the road in both ways outside the company's headquarters. Security forces have reportedly threatened to open the road by force if the protesters did not comply and reopen it.
One of the campaigners tried to kill himself with a blade.
The workers have long claimed their full time employment.
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