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Conflict Incident Report

EDL workers, LU lecturers protest outside Baabda Palace

Date of incident: 
April 12, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers
Lebanese Civilians

Electricite du Liban contract workers and Lebanese University lecturers kicked off a demonstration in front of Baabda Palace Thursday, minutes before the start of a Cabinet session.

The protesters blocked roads around the palace, while riot police and guards tightened security, the state-run National News Agency reported.

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.