Over the past decades, environmental issues and access to natural resources stood out as major components of the broader landscape of social mobilisation in Lebanon. Despite oppressive practices and the hegemony’s attempts to limit access to information, new dynamics have emerged for the fight for seafront public properties, as well as public spaces. This report discusses the mobilizations to reclaim the maritime public domain, where the struggle is diverse and the number of organisations and campaigns is increasing. In particular, the report narrates the story of the movement that took place during the October 17 uprising in Naameh, Tyre, Tripoli and Beirut – reading through their historical, geographical and political contexts.
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