Policemen stand at a checkpoint near a Christmas tree in Tripoli, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Fathi Masri)
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Despite it being the commercial center of north Lebanon, the markets and shop-lined streets of the city of Tripoli are dull this holiday season, residents say. The conspicuous absence of activity at a time when the economy should be given one of its biggest boosts is worrisome to Tripolitans.Tripoli has been wracked by successive waves of violence linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria, and the Army and security forces have in recent weeks been cracking down on extremists in a bid to maintain the current calm. One shop owner in Azmi Street expressed his deep frustration with the security situation, which has caused his already poor annual sales to decrease by a further 30 percent this year. Hala Mfarrej, a 50-something schoolteacher, has lived in Tripoli for her whole life, even during its darkest moments, despite the fact that she is originally from Koura.The Mawlawi Cultural Center decided to organize a charity bazaar for children Dec. 19 . The proceeds will go toward supporting poor families in the city.
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