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Conflict Incident Report

Protesters block sea highway to traffic

Date of incident: 
December 6, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Families of abducted soldiers [Arsal Clashes]

Families protesting against continued Nusra kidnapping of Lebanese soldiers disrupted traffic on the littoral highway, NNA field reporters said.

The closure of the littoral highway followed protesters' blocking to traffic of a main tunnel, the same correspondents concluded.

Families of the abducted soldiers have re-opened Qalamoun's seaside road which was closed to traffic for several hours earlier Saturday in both directions, while the main highway remains cut-off with earth mounds and bunkers, NNA correspondent reported.

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):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.