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Conflict Incident Report

Protesters march in solidarity with jailed activists

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 30, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Dozens of protesters in Beirut marched Thursday from the Social Affairs Ministry to the Justice Palace in solidarity with two activists detained one day earlier over an attack on a minister's car. The demonstrators demanded the immediate release of Tarek al-Mallah and Firas Bou Zeineddine who were detained after allegedly participating in an attack on Social Affairs Minister Rachid Derbas’ car during an anti-trash protest earlier this week.

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.