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Conflict Incident Report

Kurds rally to support referendum

Date of incident: 
September 17, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Iraqi Civilians

On 17 Sep 17, a group of Kurds residing in Lebanon gathered to express their support for Iraqi Kurdistan’s upcoming independence referendum, set for later this month. Waving the Kurdish flag as Kurdish music blasted through the buffers set out in Downtown's Martyrs' Square, scores of people rallied to support the independence referendum called for by the President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, which will be held on Sept. 25.

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.