Collective Action 2nd Half 2016
In the second half of 2016, Beirut, Tripoli, Baabda, and Saida all shared the higher intensity of Collective Action. Incidents in Beirut and Tripoli often relate to a variety of national Policy conflicts, such as the Waste crises, but can often be more specific to concerns in the localised area. For example, over 50% of incidents mapped in the Saida region relate to escalating tensions in Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp.
Only one incident in the 2nd half of 2016 resulted in 5 injuries. This is a positive development compared to the same period in 2015, which witnessed approximately the same number of Collective Actions but with more violent incidents, with 27 injuries occurring within 5 separate incidents.
The number of incidents in the Collective Action dimension decreased by 25% during the second half of 2016, comparing to the first half. Also, 16% of the Collective Actions during this period were related to Socio-Economic conflicts mainly involving EDL workers demanding full employment.