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Conflict Incident Report

Sit-in in Al Kfour - Nabatieh

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 22, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 22 July 15, in Al Kfour - Nabatieh, residents staged a Sit-in blocking the road leading to the town's landfill and forbidding dump trucks from emptying their loads. Citizens declared that their sit-in is open until the landfill is closed completely adding that it has become a source of diseases and insects of various kinds. All the land surrounding the landfill has become barren and the poison accumulating affects all neighboring areas.

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.