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Conflict Incident Report

Labweh locals block road before humanitarian assistance trucks

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 6, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

The trucks of food and medical assistance which was heading to the town of Arsal, could not continue their way to the town because they got intercepted by the locals in Labweh. The trucks returned and headed toward central Bekaa. While young people in Tripoli's Bab el Tebbaneh blocked the road near a gas station in a counter protest on preventing the humanitarian assistance's entry to Arsal. All roads have been re-opened by the Lebanese Armed Forces the following day.

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):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.