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23 May 2019 | 08:54 AM UTC

Lebanon: Nationwide disabled person protests May 23

Lebanon News Alert

The national federation for disabled persons calls for nationwide protests May 23; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Lebanon

Event

The national federation for disabled persons has called for nationwide protests to be held on Thursday, May 23, to denounce working conditions and lack of funding in the sector. Protests are set to take place in several cities between 10:30 and 12:30 (local time), notably in Beirut, Jounieh, Tripoli, Zahlé, and Nabatieh. A heightened security presence and traffic disruptions are to be expected near all demonstration sites. 

Advice

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

 

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