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22 oct. 2020 | 02h52 UTC

Lebanon: Protests expected over appointment of Prime Minister October 22

Lebanon Alerte de sécurité

Protests expected over appointment of Prime Minister October 22; disruption likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 22/10/2020, 12h00 until 23/10/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Lebanon

Event

Protests should be anticipated across Lebanon, including in the capital Beirut, on Thursday, October 22, over the appointment of a new Lebanese prime minister. The former prime minister, Saad Hariri who was in office from 2009-2011 and 2016-2020, is expected to be appointed. Political parties such as the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces reportedly do not support the new appointment of Hariri and are expected to organize political rallies to denounce him.  Flashpoints for potential gatherings are central squares and government buildings nationwide. Clashes between supporters of rival parties are possible.

A heightened security presence and associated disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of any gatherings.

Advice

Those in Lebanon are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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