Former Lebanese soldiers are calling for a protest to be held in Beirut on Thursday, June 27, to denounce the approved 2019 austerity budget. Protesters are reportedly planning to block the main roads leading to the capital between 05:00 (local time) and 10:00. Further details regarding the time and location of the protest have not been made public as of Wednesday, June 26. Related demonstrations are likely to take place in other urban centers across the country.
Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around related demonstrations. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in Lebanon, particularly those in Beirut, 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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