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Conflict Incident Report

Chouf residents protest against new landfill proposal

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
December 15, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Residents of Barja protested Sunday against a new project that would see a garbage landfill and dump created in a Chouf valley, in a demonstration organized by the local municipality. Residents gathered in the town’s Jamal Abdul Nasser Square to voice their opposition to the garbage disposal plan in the valley that separates the Chouf towns of Barja and Sibline. Several political officials and members from the local community participated in the hourslong protest amid tight security measures implemented by the Lebanese Army and the Internal Security Forces, with main roads into the town blocked during the event.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.