Collective Action

Public transportation drivers block roads in Saida to protest the increase in fuel prices

 Taxi drivers blocked the Nejmeh Square road in Saida on Saturday morning to protest fuel price increases and the detrimental impact it has had on their work, L’Orient Today’s correspondent in the area reports. The protesters emphasized the deterioration of their living and working conditions amid the socio-economic crisis Lebanon has been facing since 2019. “The state should turn to us. Our work has been stopped because of the increase in fuel prices,” a protester told L’Orient Today, adding that “a taxi fare is now LL40,000. People, being unable to afford it, have stopped taking taxis and our work has stopped.”

وطنية - أفادت مندوبة "الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام" بأن عددا من سائقي السيارات العمومية في صيدا، عمدوا إلى قطع الطريق عند ساحة النجمة لبعض الوقت، احتجاجا على ارتفاع أسعار المحروقات ولا سيما البنزين وكلفة النقل.

June 4, 2022
Actors/ Mobilising structures: 
Workers group (inc.union, syndicate, etc.)
Multi-organisational field (collaboration, allies) : 
Mode of Action: 
Road blockade
Demands for rights/services
Cause/ Grievances/ Framing CA: 
Access to socio-eco rights
Policy Grievances
Spatial characteristics: 
Location on the Lebanese territory
State response: 


Village Name: 
Local Name: 
Saeida Ville
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