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Conflict Incident Report

Young men block Aley international highway in solidarity with families of kidnapped soldiers

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
September 24, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

A number of young men cut off the international highway at Dahr Wahesh in Aley in both directions near the residence of MP Talal Arslan, in solidarity with the families of the kidnapped soldiers.

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):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.