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Conflict Incident Report

EDL contract staff shut down customers’ gate

Associated Timeline/Case: 
EDL Conflict (starting July 11, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 20, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers

On 20 July 16, contract workers at EDL (Electricite du Liban) the customers’ gate at the company's headquarters in Beirut as their protest over their employment status continues. They also briefly blocked the nearby Corniche al-Nahr Road. The employees vowed to further escalate their protest. The contract workers later erected a tent in the premises of the company.

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.