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Conflict Incident Report

Families of detained protesters demand their release

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
September 14, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Families of youths arrested by police during the Aug. 29 anti-government protest in Downtown Beirut demonstrated in the same area Monday evening to demand their release. The detained protesters, according to their families, are accused of rioting and causing damage to public and private property.
Nineteen people are still in detention after the release of nine, and are being held at the Rihaniyeh prison near Baabda. They include six minors, who their families say have not been given the right to be represented by any lawyer.
One of the protesters told The Daily Star that her son is only 14 years old.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
Unlawful Detention
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.