There are ongoing battles between protecting what remains of public spaces and poor people’s livelihoods and the ever-increasing encroachment of privatization for exclusive resorts and hotels. One such battle is the Dalia.
Back in March, I had posted about it:
Al-Dalia Port, across from the famous pigeon rocks in Raouche, is not the same any more. Some of the fishermen’s kiosks that were built decades ago have been flattened after bulldozers went to work yesterday to remove the rest of their kiosks and houses. Yet most of al-Dalia’s fishermen preferred to remain silent. What Beirut’s notorious contractors failed to do in the courts and through threats and intimidation – that is remove the fishermen from the land which they inherited from their forefathers – money succeeded in doing.
The battle has continued since then
On May 7, Al Akhbar wrote:
Daliyeh, a small peninsula sprouting from the Raouche neighborhood…
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