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Conflict Incident Report

Apple farmers stage new protests

Date of incident: 
October 1, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Apple farmers held protests in several Lebanese regions on Saturday demanding a government action to help them sell their products inside Lebanon and to foreign markets.

Apple farmers in the Chouf district of Barouk blocked the road in a move that will be echoed in several other Lebanese regions on Saturday.

In the town of Tarshish in the district of Baabda the farmers chose another way for their protests as they distributed apples to passersby.

Early this week, the farmers in the city of Jbeil, north of Beirut, kicked off similar sit-ins.

The farmers blocked the Jbeil highway leading to Beirut, and threw their apples on the road blocking the traffic for a couple of hours.

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.