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Conflict Incident Report

Civil society activists blocked the road near the military court-Beirut

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
October 16, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 16 Oct 15, at 1415hrs, and at 1900hrs, Civil Society activists blocked the road in front of the Military Court – Mathaf – Beirut. A protestor from the movement set himself on fire to support the remaining arrested protesters. It was reported that he has suffered 3rd degree burns.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
Suicide Attack Attempt
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.