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Conflict Incident Report

Akkar residents interrupt work at Srar landfill

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
October 8, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Several residents neighboring a sanitary landfill, which is planned to open in the Akkar village of Srar, managed Thursday to prevent bulldozers from continuing work on the site.
The state-run National News Agency reported that the residents blocked the way of the bulldozers, suspending their work.
NNA said that a protest tent erected on Abboudieh junction in the northern district is still crowded with protesters who reject the establishment of the landfill.
They are preventing garbage trucks from reaching the landfill, it added.
A Cabinet plan to wind down the prolonged and devastating trash crisis overcame a key obstacle Tuesday, as Akkar mayors and mukhtars said they would not stand in the way of a new landfill being opened in Srar in order to ease the garbage pileup in Mount Lebanon and Beirut.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
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.