Tire burning has become a daily occurence in Lebanon, with much frustration over poor public services and a volatile security situation. Government response has been minimal at best. This week, contractual workers at Electricite Du Liban (EDL), Lebanon's state-owned power company, took to the streets, protesting poor employment conditions.
Clashes in the northern city of Tripoli between supporters and opponents of the Assad regime escalated into a round of violence reminiscent of Lebanon's civil war.
Unrest in South Lebanon and across the Syrian-Lebanese borders has raised concern about the stability of Lebanon in light of the Syrian uprising. While no specific group has claimed responsibility for those attacks, some analysts, foreign officials as well as the March 14 coalition pointed the finger at Syria, accusing it of using Lebanon as a platform to settle scores with Western powers.