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Conflict Incident Report

'We Want Accountability' Protesters clash with Sukleen employees in Karantina

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
March 21, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 21 Mar 16, the “We Want Accountability” campaign accused employees from the Sukleen waste management firm of beating up its protesters during a sit-in outside the company's headquarters in Karantina. The campaign also posted pictures of a protester with a bruised face on its Facebook page. A spokesperson for the campaign said the sit-in was organized “after the cabinet renewed Sukleen's contract despite the presence of a judicial ruling against it on charges of bribery and corruption.” She also confirmed that several people were lightly injured in a clash between protesters and Sukleen employees and guards.

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.