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Conflict Incident Report

Kurds marching in Beirut in support of martyred Kobane

Date of incident: 
October 12, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

Lebanese Kurds have marched today in Beirut in support of their compatriots besieged by IS gunmen in the martyred city of Kobane. They condemned world and Turkish silence at the looming massacre threatening their people inside Kobane with genocide.

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):
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.