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29 Sep 2019 | 06:14 PM UTC

Lebanon: Hundreds protest, obstruct roads in Beirut September 29 over economic conditions

Lebanon News Alert

Hundreds protest, obstruct roads in Beirut September 29 over economic conditions, with others blocking highways across the country; similar demonstrations possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Beirut, Tripoli, Lebanon

Event

Hundreds of people participated in a protest over perceived poor economic conditions in Beirut on Sunday, September 29, burning tires to obstruct roads in the capital. A related demonstration was notably held in Tripoli. Protesters also blocked highways elsewhere in Lebanon.

A heightened security presence and lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected in areas affected by protests over the coming hours. Similar demonstrations are possible in Lebanon over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Beirut and across Lebanon 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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