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16 Apr 2019 | 08:40 PM UTC

Lebanon: Multiple protests planned in Beirut April 17

Lebanon News Alert

Civil servants and university teachers to protest at Riad Al-Solh square in Beirut April 17; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Beirut


Civil service candidates will reportedly stage a sit-in demonstration at Riad Al-Solh square in Beirut on Wednesday, April 17, from 10:00 (local time). Also, the Association of Full-time Professors at the Lebanese University has called for an additional demonstration at Riad Al-Solh square at 11:00. Protesters are reportedly rallying to highlight a number of grievances, including corruption and salary rates.

Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around the demonstration site.


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


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