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09 mai 2019 | 09h11 UTC

Lebanon: Ongoing protest in Mansourieh May 9

Lebanon Alerte de sécurité

Ongoing protest in Mansourieh over the planned installation of power lines May 9; road blocks reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2019, 12h00 until 13/5/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Mansourieh, St. Therese Church

Event

An ongoing protest is reported in the city of Mansourieh (Mount Lebanon) as of Thursday, May 9, to denounce the installation of high-voltage power lines in the city. Security forces have reportedly blocked roads leading to St. Therese Church. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are likely to persist in the coming hours. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Further such protests are possible in the coming days as protesters vowed to continue protesting until their demands are met.

Context

Similar protests took place in Mansourieh on May 7 - May 8, with security forces forcibly dispersing protesters.

Advice

Individuals in Mansourieh are advised to monitor situational developments to the situation, avoid any potential protests or demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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