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12 Jun 2019 | 01:04 PM UTC

Lebanon: Protest planned in Beirut June 12

Lebanon News Alert

Anti-hate speech protest planned in Beirut June 12; heightened security presence and traffic disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Beirut


Anti-hate speech supporters are planning to hold a protest in Beirut on Wednesday, June 12, to denounce of the Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil's recent declarations, perceived as fueling hatred and xenophobia towards refugees. Protesters are expected to gather at 18:30 (local time) in downtown Beirut.

Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected near the demonstration site. 


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


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