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Conflict Incident Report

Protests after 4 Anti-Trash Activists Held over Incident with Derbas' Car

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 29, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Two sit-ins were held Wednesday to protest the arrest of four anti-trash demonstrators over the interception of the car of Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas during a Tuesday march. In the morning, activists and friends of the four young men held a sit-in outside the Justice Palace while in the evening a rally was held outside the nearby Social Affairs Ministry. The protesters later marched to the Justice Ministry building.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
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.