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23 Nov 2020 | 11:48 PM UTC

Lebanon: Murder sparks anti-Syrian protests in Bcharre November 23

Lebanon News Alert

Murder sparks anti-Syrian protests in Bcharre on November 23; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/25/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Bsharri


The murder of a local Lebanese man by a Syrian citizen sparked anti-Syrian protests in the northern Lebanese town of Bcharre on Monday, November 23. The Syrian man was arrested, but crowds gathered the local government building to demand the deportation of Syrians from the area. A group of men went on to set fire to houses where Syrians were reportedly staying. The Lebanese army is currently carrying out patrols in the area to restore calm.

Further protests over the issue cannot be ruled out over the near term. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions are likely over the near term.


Those in Bcharre are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate travel disruption in the case of future demonstrations, and avoid any associated gatherings.


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