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Conflict Incident Report

Mt. Lebanon residents protest against cement factory

Date of incident: 
February 7, 2017
Death toll: 
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

BEIRUT: Residents of a Mount Lebanon town on Tuesday protested against a cement factory that is being built in the area despite their objections.

Although the cement plant has licenses from the Industry and Environment Ministries, Ain Dara’s municipal council has continuously opposed the project on environmental grounds.

“We set high hopes on this government that promised to protect the environment,” Chehayeb said during the protest, which was organized by residents and attended by partisans of the Progressive Socialist Party and Lebanese Forces.

The area is a massive source of water for Mount Lebanon and Beirut, said MP Fadi Habr.

“We want to keep out air and water clean, and all we want from the Fattoush family is clean air, not a cement factory,” Habr said.

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.