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Conflict Incident Report

Military hostages' families block Saifi road

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
October 22, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Families of abducted soldiers [Arsal Clashes]

The families of military hostages, who are currently staging a sit-in outside the Grand Serail, decided to postpone their planned escalation today.

"However, some refused the postponement decision and young people headed towards the entrance of the Grand Serail and decided to burn tires. Altercations occurred between family members, and the ISF duly brought reinforcements to Riad Square el-Solh,".

"Later, a delegation of families went to Kataeb headquarters in Saifi where it blocked the road towards Jounieh," according to the same source.

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.