In the first half of 2016, the number of incidents in the Collective Action dimension (259 incidents) greatly increased compared to the same period in 2015 (105 incidents) by 147%. Also, 85% of these incidents were classified as Policy Conflicts that relate to political decisions, policies, and laws. Additionally, 23% of Collective Actions were also related to conflicts relevant to Socio-Economic Development.
The regions of Beirut and Tripoli had the highest intensity of Collective Action. In Beirut alone there were 104 incidents of Collective Action mapped during this period, with 85% of these related to policy conflicts such as the waste management crisis, corruption, general amnesty, among others.
Baabda and Saida regions saw moderate levels of Collective Action intensity, mainly relevant to conflicts of Socio-Economic Development. In both districts, such incidents were mainly related to Palestinian refugees protesting due to their lack of access to resources.