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06 Jul 2019 | 04:39 PM UTC

Lebanon: Heightened security presence likely amid political rally in Tripoli July 6

Lebanon News Alert

Free Patriotic Movement rally draws increased security presence in Tripoli July 6; localized traffic disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli

Event

A heightened security presence is expected over the coming hours as the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) political party stages a rally at the Rachid Karameh International Fair in Tripoli on Saturday, July 6. Foreign Minister and Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) chief Jebran Bassil led the political rally amid increased tensions. Clashes broke out between FPM supporters and rival political supporters amid Bassil's visit to the city of Qabr Chamoun on Sunday, June 30. Localized traffic disruptions are also to be expected in the vicinity of the rally site.

Advice

Individuals in Lebanon, particularly in Tripoli, are advised to monitor situational developments, avoid all demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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