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Conflict Incident Report

Altercation in Achrafieh- Beirut

Date of incident: 
May 8, 2016
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Lebanese Civilians

On 08 May 16, a personal dispute occurred in Ashrafieh near a polling station in Sagesse school between the Free Patriotic Movement, delegates and supporters of Ziad Abes and former minister Nicolas Sehnaoui escalated into altercation. The Lebanese army sent reinforcements to the school to cordon the dispute and prevent its regeneration.

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Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.