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Conflict Incident Report

Demonstration in Saida

Date of incident: 
May 6, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

On 06 May 16, in Saida, Lebanese Islamists demonstrated in solidarity with the Syrian people of Aleppo, which has recently been rocked by violence. The protest, which took place in Martyr’s Square following Friday prayers, was organized by both the Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya group and the Association of Muslim Scholars. Syrian refugees residing in the area also took part in the rally.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.