Residents of the Bekaa region Jeb Jennine stormed on Monday the local power plant demanding more hours of electricity, said Electricite du Liban in a statement. It said that residents gathered outside the station at 8:00 a.m. and demanded that they be granted entry to the plant’s main control room.

The worker on shift refused and the protesters threatened to break the door down. The army soon intervened to ease the tensions, but one resident managed to slip into the premises and open the power plant’s main gate, allowing the demonstrators to enter the building. Power at the plant was soon cut off as a safety precaution until the protesters left the building. [Link]