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Conflict Incident Report

Patrols in Tripoli to arrest youth harrassing women

Date of incident: 
January 12, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
ISF(internal security forces)

Police Tuesday arrested a group of boys accused of harassing girls at various schools in the northern city of Tripoli. A security source told The Daily Star policemen led by the Tripoli Commander of Internal Security Forces Brig. Gen. Abdel-Nasser Ghamrawi patrolled the areas around the schools looking for the offenders. Several female students have complained they were being harassed by a group of hooligans on motorbikes. The source said police arrested several boys and confiscated their bikes. وطنية - طرابلس - أفاد مندوب "الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام" عبد الكريم فياض أن عناصر قوى الأمن الداخلي برئاسة قائد سرية طرابلس العقيد عبد الناصر غمراوي، تقوم بدوريات عند مداخل المدارس في طرابلس لتوقيف المشاكسين والمشاغبين الذين يقومون على دراجات نارية بمضايقة الطالبات والتعرض لهن. وقد تم توقيف عدد كبير منهم وتم حجز دراجاتهم النارية وأحيلوا إلى القضاءالمختص. إشارة إلى أن الحملة مستمرة ولاقت ارتياحا لدى الاهالي.

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Secondary Category: 
Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.