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Conflict Incident Report

EDL per diem workers block roads as protests continue

Associated Timeline/Case: 
EDL Conflict (starting July 11, 2014)
Date of incident: 
January 4, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers

Electricite du Liban per diem workers blocked roads in Beirut’s Corniche al-Nahr, for the second time in less than ten days, to protest a lack of long-term contracts and the ongoing late payment of wages, a security source told The Daily Star.

Some of the workers have not been paid in 10 months, the source added.

The protest began at around 10 a.m., with the blocked road causing a snaking line of traffic.

The workers, who mostly work for the Debbas Group, an EDL contractor, have been protesting their working conditions for several years. Points of contention include the workers’ lack of long-term contracts and the regular delays they experience with wage payment.

Internal Security Forces personnel reportedly unblocked the road at around 11 a.m.

During the EDL workers last protest, on Dec. 26, riot police pushed the protesters off the street, resulting in some light injuries.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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.