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Conflict Incident Report

Sit-in at Naameh landfill suspended after crackdown

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
January 25, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

Activists temporarily suspended their activities at the Naameh landfill Friday afternoon after a police crackdown earlier in the day cleared the way for Sukleen to resume dumping at the site serving Beirut and Mount Lebanon. At dawn Friday, hundreds of police removed tents erected by protesters near the landfill. Ajwad Ayyash, an activist, was detained at 8:05 a.m. and released several hours later. Earlier in the day, some 300 police officers had descended upon the demonstration, activist Ragheda al-Halabi told The Daily Star.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
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.