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Conflict Incident Report

Roads briefly blocked in Northern Bekaa

Date of incident: 
January 4, 2016
Death toll: 
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

The relatives and supporters of ex-lawmaker Hasan Yaacoub Monday blocked roads in east Lebanon to protest the MP's "arbitrary and political detention."
Roads in the northern Bekaa towns and villages of Bidnayel, Beit Shama, Hawsh al-Rafqa, Timnin, and Riyaq were cut off for a while.
"The ongoing detention of (Yaacoub) is arbitrary and political," protesters said, demanding prominent Shiite leaders to end the case.
Yaacoub is a member of the Amal Movement, an ally of Hezbollah.

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.