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14 Jul 2019 | 09:53 PM UTC

Lebanon: Retired veterans to hold sit-in in Beirut July 16

Lebanon News Alert

Retired veterans plan sit-in in Beirut July 16; heightened security measures and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Beirut

Event

Retired Lebanese soldiers are calling for a protest in Beirut on Tuesday, July 16. Participants plan to gather outside the Parliament building at 08:00 (local time) and reportedly attempt to block the arrival of the Council's deputies to protest recent austerity measures included in the 2019 fiscal budget.

Heightened security measures and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the protest site. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

Retired Lebanese veterans opposing the government's austerity budget have staged similar protests in recent weeks. A similar demonstration on June 19 led to heightened tensions between protesters and security forces.

Advice

Individuals in Lebanon, particularly in Beirut, are advised to monitor for developments of the situation and to avoid all protests.

 

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