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Conflict Incident Report

Lebanese protest against waste-disposal crisis

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 25, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Residents and activists from across Lebanon have protested in central Beirut against the government's failure to address a mounting waste-management crisis.
Garbage has been collecting on the streets of the Lebanese capital following the closure of the main landfill a week ago.
At least 1,000 protesters gathered in Riad el Solh Square on Saturday afternoon, calling for the government's resignation for its inability to overcome political differences and ignoring the environmental and health concerns.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.