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Conflict Incident Report

Fight break out amongst panhandlers in Hamra

Date of incident: 
August 18, 2017
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A fierce brawl broke out amongst panhandlers in Hamra, after several of the persons involved reserved sidewalk places for others.

The fight, near the American University of Beirut Medical Center, started when one of the panhandlers reserved a strategic place for another beggar, which sparked a dispute that quickly escalated into a large brawl involving over a dozen people.

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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.