Electricité du Liban employees clash with police
Contracted employees of Electricité du Liban, Lebanon’s public electric utility, clashed with riot police in front of the utility’s Mar Mikhael headquarters on February 19, following a protest that blocked a highway nearby. The demonstration was a response to an incident the previous week in which an ISF officer slapped a protesting EDL contract worker. The confrontation was captured in a video that spread quickly on social media, prompting an internal ISF investigation. EDL contract workers have been demonstrating regularly for months to ask for for long- term contracts and to protest late wages.