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Conflict Incident Report

Clashes at the Jiyeh Highway

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 27, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 27 July 15, at the Jiyeh Highway, clashes erupted between protestors (Who blocked the road in both directions) and Security Forces when police tried to force demonstrators to open the road. Anti-riot police used water hoses to disperse the crowd that hurled security forces with rocks. Three (3) demonstrators and four (4) policemen were injured. The road was reopened around noon following efforts by Nouhad al-Mashnouq (Interior Minister) to appease the protesters.

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):
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.