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Conflict Incident Report

EDL workers and baker exchange blows in Beirut

Associated Timeline/Case: 
EDL Conflict (starting July 11, 2014)
Date of incident: 
October 30, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers

A brawl erupted Thursday between striking Electricite du Liban contract workers and a bakery owner near EDL headquarters in Beirut leaving several men bruised, security sources said. The sources told The Daily Star the fight, with fists and sticks, broke out after the owner of a shop that sells mankoushe told strikers to protest away from his shop because they were disrupting his business. Police quickly intervened to end the scuffle. EDL contract workers have been holding near-daily protests outside of a company service provider, NEU-Debbas, near EDL headquarters in Mar Mikhael, to demand the payment of their suspended salaries for September.

Primary 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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.