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Conflict Incident Report

Road blocked in Dahr El Baydar

Date of incident: 
July 23, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 23 July 15, truck drivers blocked Dahr El Baydar road to protest high traffic fines imposed by the new traffic law. The road remained blocked for about an hour which resulted in a severe traffic jam.

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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.