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Conflict Incident Report

Roads blocked in protest of the violence against roumieh inmates

Date of incident: 
June 21, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 21 June 15, roads in Qasqas, al-Naameh, Tariq el-Jdideh, Corniche al-Mazraa were briefly blocked in both directions to protest the torture of inmates in Roumieh prison.

In the Bekaa, residents of the town of Saadnayel blocked the road linking their town to neighboring Taalbaya in both directions. Meanwhile, LBCI television said "families of Islamist prisoners have started to gather at al-Nour Square (in the northern city of Tripoli) to protest the torture of prisoners in Roumieh. LAF reopened al-Abdeh roundabout after it was briefly blocked with burning tires by young men from the Akkar town of Bebnin, NNA said.
NNA - The roads of Saadnayel, Taalbaya and Bar Elias were reopened on Monday morning after the tension that was caused by the video of the torture of prisoners in Roumieh prison, NNA field reporter said.

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 social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.