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Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (June 5, 2020)
June 5, 2020

Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (June 5, 2020)

Locations: Beirut and Tripoli, Lebanon

Events: Protests in Beirut and Tripoli are planned for Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7.  Large protests under the slogan “Great Day of Rage” are planned for Beirut’s Martyr’s Square and Tripoli’s Nour Square starting at 3 p.m. on June 6.  Based on calls for participation by disparate groups, these are expected to be the largest protests since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Media outlets report that participants plan to protest a variety of issues, including government corruption, the country’s economic crisis, and opposition to Hizballah’s weaponry in Lebanon.

The Embassy has also received reports of a planned demonstration in solidarity with U.S. protests against racism and police brutality at Awkar Square near the Embassy at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 7.  Protesters may also stage a similar demonstration at the same place and time on Saturday, June 6.

Since October 17, 2019, Lebanon has witnessed multiple demonstrations. While most protests have been peaceful, there is potential for a rapid escalation of violence.  U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests.

Actions to take:

  • Monitor our embassy website and check your email for further alerts.
  • Avoid the area of demonstrations.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities.


U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon
(961) (4) 542600 or (961) (4) 543600

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

For further detailed information regarding travel and security in Lebanon: