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Conflict Incident Report

Mount Lebanon residents refuse Beirut's waste, block highway

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 26, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Fuming Chouf residents blocked the Beirut-Sidon highway Sunday to protest the disposal of Beirut and Mount Lebanon’s garbage in their villages, threatening to prolong the country’s week-long garbage crisis. Residents from the Iqlim al-Kharoub region blocked the Beirut-Sidon highway near the town of Barja, preventing four garbage trucks from transferring waste into the area, the state-run National News Agency reported. According to NNA, a number of men also protested near the entrance of the Sibline cement factory in order to prevent garbage trucks from transferring waste to it.

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.