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Conflict Incident Report

10 Arrested after Saturday Rally Marred by Rioters

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 30, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
ISF(internal security forces)

Security forces announced on Sunday that ten people were arrested following Saturday's civil society protest that took a violent turn as night set in.
The Internal Security Forces said that investigations are underway with the detainees in connection with the rioting that erupted at the end of the peaceful rally.
They added that two of their members were slightly wounded in the scuffles. The unrest broke out in Beirut's Riad al-Solh Square. Earlier on Saturday, the “You Stink” civil society activists staged a huge protest against the current political deadlock in the country and officials' ongoing failure to resolve a waste management crisis that erupted in July. The crisis started when the Naameh landfill was closed amid a failure to find an alternative which led to the piling up of garbage on streets throughout the country.

Primary category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.