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Conflict Incident Report

Naameh Landfill Closure Deadline Expires, Protesters Stage Sit-in

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 17, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 17 July 15, the residents of Naameh and nearby areas erected tents and staged an open-ended sit-in near the landfill after the last truck left the facility, following the expiry of the deadline for its closure, in order to prevent garbage trucks from operating in the area.

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.