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Conflict Incident Report

Arsal people block road in Beirut, call for army to enter Arsal

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 6, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Local Residents

A group of citizens from Arsal on Wednesday blocked the road in front of Mohammad Amine mosque in Beirut, urging that the army must enter Arsal in order to help take the wounded and sick citizens to hospital for treatment. They also called for a military deployment along the Lebanese borders in order to prevent Nusra Front and Daesh's members from entering Arsal.

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.