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Conflict Incident Report

Hundreds rally in support of Turkey leader in south Lebanon

Date of incident: 
July 16, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 16 July 16, in Saida-South Lebanon, hundreds of people rallied in support of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan organized by Lebanon's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

A personal dispute during the  demonstration escalated into shooting in the air. ISF (Internal Security Forces) attended the scene and worked on resolving the dispute.

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