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Lebanon: Teacher protest in Beirut August 16

Teachers to demonstrate in Beirut on August 16; heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions expected

14 Aug 03:09 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Beirut

Event

Secondary school teachers will demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Education in Beirut on Thursday, August 16, to call for higher wages and tenure. The demonstration will begin at 10:00 (local time); at 11:30 participants will march from the Ministry of Education to the residence of the Speaker of Parliament in Ain el-Tineh. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected near the demonstration sites.

Context

Teachers in the public and private education sectors have been protesting for months, some demanding long-term contracts and others calling for higher wages since the adoption of a salary hike for public sector workers that was passed in July 2017.

Advice

Individuals in Beirut are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

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