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Conflict Incident Report

Maaloula locals block Akkar, Tripoli highway protesting arrest of Alouki and others

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 9, 2014
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

The residents of Maaloula on Wednesday blocked Tripoli-Akkar highway in the vicinity of Maaloula locality in protest against the continuing arrest of Ziad Alouki and others, who had been detained in Roumieh prison during Tripoli's security incidents, NNA field reporter said. The road was reopened later that day.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.