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Conflict Incident Report

Young men block Jieh highway in solidarity with civil defense volunteers

Date of incident: 
January 18, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Civil Defense

A number of young men from the region of Iqlim Al-Kharroub blocked Jieh Highway in both directions, in solidarity with Civil Defense members and volunteers, NNA field reporter said on Monday.
Heavy traffic was registered in said area.

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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.