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Conflict Incident Report

EDL contract workers raid HQ in Beirut

Associated Timeline/Case: 
EDL Conflict (starting July 11, 2014)
Date of incident: 
May 27, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers
EDL - Electricite du Liban

On 27 May 16, Electricite Du Liban contract workers raided the office of the company’s chief in Beirut, demanding they be made full-time employees. EDL released a statement saying the protesters threatened to burn tires and refused to leave despite calls from the Internal Security Forces.

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.