Collective Action

Opposition MPs and families of the victims of the Beirut port explosion gather in the front of the immigrant statue and march to the Parliament in support of the new MPs and to demand justice in the Beirut blast case

Around 60 people, among them families of the victims of the Beirut port explosion, are gathering in front of the immigrant statue, Tuesday morning, to support opposition MPs before the first Parliament session scheduled at 11 a.m. The demonstrators will march from the immigrant statue in front of the port, to the Parliament in Nejmeh Square. More people are expected to arrive at the scene, according to our correspondent. One of the demonstrators, Rabah Daou, said that they “are present in support of the October 17 revolution MPs and will march from the immigrant statue to the Parliament,” adding, “we will continue the journey together, them [MPs] from inside the Parliament and us from outside of it to fight the [political] system together.” Among the people demonstrating is MP Ibrahim Mneimneh (Opposition/Beirut II), who said that the Beirut port blast case is a priority file for him and his colleagues within the opposition. “It’s a moment of change to see opposition MPs in the Parliament… We [opposition MPs] are doing this symbolic stand to say that this is a primary issue for us,” he said.

في خطوةٍ ترمز إلى تمسّكهم بالوصول إلى العدالة في قضية انفجار مرفأ بيروت، سار «النوّاب التغييريّون» صباح اليوم مع أهالي ضحايا الانفجار من تمثال المغترب إلى البرلمان قبيل انعقاد الجلسة الأولى للمجلس النيابي الجديد.


May 31, 2022
Actors/ Mobilising structures: 
Political Party
Multi-organisational field (collaboration, allies) : 
Clan members
Mode of Action: 
Demands for rights/services
Support of a cause
Support to political leader / public figure
Cause/ Grievances/ Framing CA: 
Injustice/Perceived injustice
Policy Grievances
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Location on the Lebanese territory
One off
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Village Name: 
Grand Serail
Local Name: 
Zoukak el-Blatt