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Conflict Incident Report

Thousands of protesters decry Lebanon's economic, political situation

Date of incident: 
December 16, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Thousands of demonstrators marched from Hamra to Downtown’s Riad al-Solh Square Sunday to protest against the Lebanese government’s policies and the country’s dire economic situation.

The protesters, who had gathered near the Central Bank before heading Downtown, held banners bearing slogans that blasted rampant corruption in the country.

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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.