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Conflict Incident Report

Public transportation drivers staged Sit-ins across Lebanon

Date of incident: 
September 28, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 28 Sep 16, public transportation drivers held a sit-in near the vehicle mechanical check-up centers across Lebanon protesting the increase in inspection fees on motor vehicles and a decision to privatize the Mechanical Inspection Authority. The campaigners protested and held sit-ins in Mount Lebanon's al-Dekwaneh and Hadath, in the eastern city of Zahle, northern district of Zgharta and al-Ayrounieh. The protestors declared that the protests will not stop and the Union plans escalatory steps shall the fees not be reduced. The protesters ended their strike later but vowed to escalate measures further until their demands are met.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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.