2020-09-08: Late Monday evening (07 September, local time), violent unrest broke out in the Al-Tariq al-Jadida district of Beirut. Firearms and grenades were used in the clash, which presumably originated from a private dispute. At least one person was killed and at least two others were injured. The military also intervened in the city of Baalbek on Monday (07 September) in a shoot-out. At least one person was killed there.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and follow instructions by authorities.