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Conflict Incident Report

Demonstration in BCD- Beirut

Date of incident: 
April 30, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

On 30 Apr 15, hundreds of Palestinian nationals demonstrated in Downtown - Beirut against Lebanon's decades-old employment restrictions. The protestors demanded an end to discrimination against Palestinians in the Lebanese job market since the Lebanese labor law largely confines Palestinians to work in agriculture and construction industries.

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.