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Conflict Incident Report

EDL workers protest in Beirut and south Lebanon

Associated Timeline/Case: 
EDL Conflict (starting July 11, 2014)
Date of incident: 
November 24, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers

On 24 Nov 16, Electricite du Liban contract workers closed the company’s Beirut headquarters and several south Lebanon branches to customers in a protest aimed at pressuring the government to make them full-time employees. The workers in Beirut later opened the main gate to the company's employees but continued to block access to the customer service gate. Negotiations took place between Internal Security Forces and the workers to reach a deal on opening the company to customers.

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.