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Lebanon: Protest over water shortages in Sidon August 27-28

Residents in Sidon (South Lebanon) stage protest over ongoing water shortages August 27-28; avoid all gatherings

28 Aug 09:49 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 8/28/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/30/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Sidon

Event

Residents of the town of Sidon (South Lebanon) protested on Monday, August 27, against the South Lebanon Water Authority following a three-day water shortage. Protesters reportedly burnt tires and blocked roads. Another protest has been called for Tuesday, August 28, in front of the South Lebanon Water Authority's headquarters. Traffic disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the event. According to local reports, the water supply is expected to resume gradually after engineers reportedly fixed the damages that have affected the areas' water pumps. However, further related demonstrations cannot be ruled out in the coming days if the issue is not fully resolved quickly.

Context

Several protests have been held in the area in previous months over garbage and electricity crisis.

Advice

Individuals in Sidon are advised to monitor the situation, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

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