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Conflict Incident Report

Sidon residents protest as water shortage bites

Date of incident: 
August 27, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Protesters burned tires and blocked roads in Sidon to protest against the South Lebanon Water Authority as the city has been experiencing water shortages for three days. Demonstrators held the state-run water company accountable for ongoing supply issues in the area, which has seen an increase in water rationing in recent days.

Interruptions in the main electrical service line led to the rationing program to ensure the regular functioning of water pumps, officials 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.