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23 Jan 2020 | 03:08 AM UTC

Lebanon: Unions hold gatherings in Beirut January 23

Trade unions hold rally in Beirut on January 23; transportation disruptions likely



The General Confederation of Lebanese Workers is holding a gathering as of the morning (local time) on Thursday, January 23, in Beirut's Corniche al-Nahr neighborhood. The union is also set to hold a sit-in as of 15:30 at an undisclosed location. Associated disruption is to be expected over the coming several hours in Beirut. A heightened security presence is also possible.


Individuals in Beirut are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate localized disruptions.