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Conflict Incident Report

Zahrani Municipality workers staged sit-in

Date of incident: 
August 17, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Zahrani Municipality workers and employees staged an early morning sit-in in front of the local municipality building to protest the late payment of their wages.

The protestors closed off roads leading to the municipality building with cars and trucks, raising the skips of the trucks and holding banners announcing that their wages hadn’t been paid in months.

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.