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Conflict Incident Report

Angry Nabatieh residents protest trash

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 12, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

The Monday Market defied the Israeli occupation to stay open week after week, but an escalating trash crisis has brought it to its knees, protesters complained Tuesday in front of Nabatieh’s Serail. The crowd represented a broad spectrum of the governorate’s society – including civic leaders, Baath Party and Hezbollah representatives, merchants, leftists and first aid responders – who called on officials to open waste facilities and resume garbage collection. They also bemoaned electricity rationing, the inadequate water supply and demanded that the city’s three MPs resign.

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):
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.