AnalysisAsiaFeaturesGlobal IssuesHumanitarian CrisisICGMiddle EastPoliticsProtestSocietyWorld

Riots in Lebanon’s Tripoli are Harbingers of Collapse

Four days of violent unrest in Tripoli on Lebanon’s northern coast could presage more to come, as a new coronavirus outbreak deepens the...

Humanitarian aid is urgently needed to keep the worst-case scenarios at bay.

  • ICG

Starting on 25 January, residents of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli took to the streets over four consecutive days.

Many protested peacefully, but some attacked government buildings and clashed with security personnel, who fired upon them with tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition.

Rioters torched the historic municipality headquarters, vandalised the Sunni religious court and government administration building, and…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button