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14 août 2019 | 10h40 UTC

Lebanon: Roadblocks reported in North Lebanon August 14

Lebanon Alerte de sécurité

Ongoing protest leads to roadblocks in North Lebanon August 14; transportation disruptions likely over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 14/8/2019, 12h00 until 17/8/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Lebanon

Event

Residents of North Lebanon are reportedly holding a protest in the area as of Wednesday, August 14, to denounce the reopening of the Terbol landfill. Protesters have reportedly erected roadblocks on the highway between Minieh and Abde, while vowing to continue demonstrating until the decision to reopen the landfill is annulled.

Associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in North Lebanon over the coming hours. Further associated protests are likely in North Lebanon over the coming days and weeks.

Context

The protest follow the government's decision to reopen the Terbol landfill in North Lebanon on August 13, fueling the anger of nearby residents opposed to the landfill's presence. A waste crisis is currently affecting the Minieh-Denniyeh, Zghorta, Bécharré, and Koura areas of North Lebanon.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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