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Conflict Incident Report

Ali Bazzal's family blocks Nothern Bekaa highway in protest

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
September 14, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Families of abducted soldiers [Arsal Clashes]

Family members of the abducted army soldier Ali Bazzal, reportedly blocked the international highway to traffic between Nothern Bekaa and Homs in both directions to protest continued kidnapping of their son. The protesters installed tents in the middle of the road to ensure traffic coming to a standstill.

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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.