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13 Oct 2020 | 07:15 PM UTC

Lebanon: Anti-government protest scheduled in Tripoli for October 16

Lebanon News Alert

Anti-government protest scheduled to take place in Tripoli on October 16; avoid demonstration as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli

Event

An anti-government protest is scheduled to take place in Tripoli on Friday, October 16, outside the Old Ministry Building at 17:00 (local time). Security forces are likely to forcibly disperse the protesters, with public and private sector unions also calling for further demonstrations nationwide. The protests are being called over socio-economic grievances that have been exacerbated by coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related restrictions.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the event.  

Advice

Those in Tripoli and in urban centers nationwide are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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