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Conflict Incident Report

'We Want Accountability' activists call for electoral law based on proportionality

Date of incident: 
September 22, 2016
Death toll: 
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

NNA - The "We Want Accountability" campaign conducted a convoy reaching Beirut Down Town, mainly the vicinity of the Parliament, where activists raised Lebanese flags and banners calling to hold corrupt politicians accountable for their acts.

The campaign confirmed in a statement read by one of its members that "the Parliament siege today is to express rejection of the extension of the deputies' terms."
The statement demanded "an electoral law based on proportionality," rejecting all forms of corruption and forced immigration of young Lebanese.
Participants urged the Lebanese judiciary to "assume its responsibilities in the face of all political interventions and to review the dossiers put forward by the civil rights movement."

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.