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Conflict Incident Report

'People's Court' Activists File Complaint Against Mashnouq

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
September 6, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

The newly formed activist group dubbed the People's Court asserted on Sunday that they have filed a complaint against Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq for neglecting the waste management crisis that led to the spread of diseases.
“We filed a complaint against the Environment Minister for his administrative violations and for neglecting the trash crisis that led to the spread of diseases,” the activists said in a press conference they held in Marty Square in downtown Beirut.
“The people should govern and decide. We are on the lookout and we will continue the same as we started,” they said.
“We will take part in the demos that will be held on September 9,” they added, calling on everyone to take part in the mass demonstration coinciding with a dialogue session at parliament that Speaker Nabih Berri called for.
The activists also demanded a “new modern electoral law that respects the constitutions and paves way for political reform.”

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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.