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Conflict Incident Report

‘Yellow vests’ swarm Beirut, protest state’s failures

Date of incident: 
December 23, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Hundreds of Beirutis and other residents of Lebanon Sunday organized their own version of the “yellow vest” protests that began in Paris, and armed riot police and soldiers responded by clamping down violently on demonstrators and journalists alike. Several activist groups organized the protest on social media, calling on the state to address its shortcomings on a throng of issues.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.