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Lebanon: Professor protest in Baabda turns violent Feb. 8

Professor protest in Baabda turns violent February 8; unions threaten to hold general strike

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/2/2018, 12h00 until 9/2/2018, 11h59 (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Baabda

Event

On Thursday, February 8, dozens of university and high school professors staged a protest in Baabda, near the presidential palace, to denounce new pay scales. Clashes erupted between demonstrators and security forces; one police officer was sent to the hospital. At least five people were arrested for attempting to block roads leading to the presidential palace.

Professor unions have threatened to hold a general strike in the near future to condemn the police’s violent response.

Advice

Individuals in Lebanon are advised to monitor the situation and to avoid any potential protests.

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