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Conflict Incident Report

Sweaty south Lebanon residents decry water cuts

Date of incident: 
August 3, 2015
Death toll: 
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Dozens of hot and sweaty protesters tried to storm into the South Lebanon Water Authority Monday over water cuts but were blocked by security forces.
"We want to drink and shower," the protesters chanted, as temperatures and humidity levels steadily rise across the country with an electricity shortage preventing pumps from delivering water supplies. Security forces also blocked an attempt by protesters to cut Sidon's main road in protest of the water cuts. "Isn't the summer heat enough?" one protester complained to The Daily Star.The power supplied to Sidon, the nearby district of Zahrani and towns to the east of the city does not exceed two hours each day.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.