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Conflict Incident Report

Rifi supporters descend on Tripoli from Akkar

Date of incident: 
October 23, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 23 Oct 16, dozens of cars bearing the image of resigned Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi made their way from Akkar to the northern city of Tripoli. Videos circulated on social media depicting a convoy stretching out along the highway. Rifi’s supporters chanted their admiration, while a truck laden with Turkish flags was also part of the procession.

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.