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Conflict Incident Report

Hundreds of Assyrians protest ISIS kidnappings in Beirut

Date of incident: 
February 28, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

On 28 Feb 15, Hundreds of Assyrians marched in Downtown Beirut in solidarity with their brethren abducted by ISIS in Syria earlier this week. The protesters began their afternoon march at Martyr's Square and headed towards the ESCWA building where they demanded that the United Nations take action.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.