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20 Mar 2019 | 05:16 PM UTC

Lebanon: Demonstration planned in Aaoukar amid US official's visit March 21

Lebanon News Alert

Communist Party to demonstrate in Aaoukar March 21 during US Secretary of State's visit; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/20/2019, 12:01 AM until 3/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Aaoukar


The Lebanese Communist Party is slated to stage a demonstration in Aaoukar on Thursday, March 21, amid US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the country and to denounce US foreign policy in the region. Protesters are expected to gather outside the US Embassy at 17:00 (local time). A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near the demonstration.


Individuals in Aaoukar are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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