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25 juin 2020 | 17h14 UTC

Lebanon: Clashes between protesters and security forces reported in Beirut on June 25 /update 118

Lebanon Alerte de sécurité

Clashes between protesters and security forces reported in Beirut on June 25; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 25/6/2020, 12h00 until 2/7/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Beirut

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Event

On Thursday, June 25, clashes between protesters and security forces were reported in front of Beirut's Courts of Justice. Protesters gathered to demand the release of 21 arrested activists. At least one protester was injured during the clashes.

A heightened security presence and further protests are to be expected in the near term.

Context 

Recent protests have been denouncing ongoing economic hardship in Lebanon, the fall in the value of the Lebanese pound, and the government's handling of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Advice

Individuals in Beirut are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings, anticipate a heightened security presence near protest sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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