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Conflict Incident Report

Sabaa protests government formation delay

Date of incident: 
December 14, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

A few dozen supporters of the Sabaa Party protested Friday morning in front of three ministry buildings, demanding the government’s formation, with one demonstrator left injured as police dispersed the crowd.

At around 8 a.m., demonstrators blocked off the entrances to the Labor Ministry in the Beirut southern suburb of Msharrafieh, the Social Affairs Ministry in Badaro and the Industry Ministry in Adlieh, preventing employees and others from entering the buildings.

Internal Security Forces personnel were seen in a live broadcast on LBCI news pushing protesters away from the entrance to the Labor Ministry, after police called on them to disperse and allow people in.

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.