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22 Aug 2019 | 08:36 AM UTC

Lebanon: Student protest planned in Beirut August 22

Lebanon News Alert

Student groups plan protest outside Education Ministry in Beirut August 22; heightened security and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Ministry of Education (Beirut)


Various student groups are due to hold a protest outside the Education and Higher Education Ministry in Beirut on Thursday, August 22, to denounce a government decision to make students pay fees in US dollars as opposed to Lebanese lira. Protesters are expected to gather at 17:30 (local time).

A heightened security presence along with localized traffic disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the protest. 


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


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