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Conflict Incident Report

EDL contracted workers in Iqlim Kharoub scuffle with ISF

Associated Timeline/Case: 
EDL Conflict (starting July 11, 2014)
Date of incident: 
April 15, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers

On 15 Apr 15, the Electricite du Liban contracted workers scuffled with members of the Internal Security Forces after they tried to force the employees to reopen the doors of the facility in the village of Mazboud in Mount Lebanon's Iqlim al-Kharroub region. A person was injured in the brawl. EPS Service provider company delegated Marwan al-Ghosaini, who was accompanied by ISF members, to reopen the doors of the facility. However, the contract workers, who have been holding a sit-in outside the facility's building for the past few days, banned them from entering, which led to a verbal spat between Ghosaini and the workers. ISF members were then compelled to withdraw Ghosaini, which caused frustration among protesters and a scuffle erupted with the police. Anwar Salim was injured and admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.