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Conflict Incident Report

Families of kidnapped soldiers stage sit-in in Doures

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 9, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Families of abducted soldiers [Arsal Clashes]

Families of the kidnapped soldiers staged a sit-in in Doures, and disrupted traffic in both ways. Protesters brandished slogans and banners in support of the Lebanese military and called for their release regardless of their confessional belonging, reporters added. Speaking at the behest of the protesters, Tarayya municipal head Mahdi Hamiyeh, highly commended the Body of Moslem Scholars for their mediation efforts with the terrorists and pleaded with people of Ersal to release the soldiers. A father of one sergeant in terrorist captivity demanded the immediate release of his son while protesters said they intend to renew their moves in support of the army.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.