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Conflict Incident Report

Road block and Shooting in Akkar Atika/Akkar

Date of incident: 
May 28, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Lebanese Civilians

On 28 May 16, at 11:00hrs, in Akkar Atika-Akkar, citizens from the area blocked the road in front of the election center in the village due to a dispute over the elections. Heavy LAF deployments attended the scene to open the road. As a result citizens from the area fired shots in the air, LAF responded to the sources of fire and sporadic shooting was reported in the area.


Supporters of incumbent municipal chief of Akkar al-Atiqa in the district of Akkar, Khaled al-Bahri, blocked roads on Saturday protesting his decision to resign and withdraw his nomination from the upcoming municipal elections, the state-run National News Agency reported.

The campaigners blocked the road with dirt in front of the polling stations in the Akkar Secondary School.

NNA said that al-Bahri took the decision after one of the candidates running for the municipal election set for Sunday, refused to withdraw his nomination in favor of an uncontested win agreement reached between the town's officials.

The officials are making the necessary contacts to end the dispute.


Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
Military/Security Forces Deployment
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.