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Lebanon: 'You Stink' activists resume protests on Riad El-Solh Square01:03

Lebanon: 'You Stink' activists resume protests on Riad El-Solh Square

Lebanon, Beirut
August 27, 2015 at 21:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

'You Stink' activists gathered around Riad El-Solh Square in Beirut, Thursday, to continue their protests over the ongoing waste disposal crisis that has seen tonnes of rubbish piled up on the streets of the Lebanese capital.

The protesters, some of them in Anonymous-style masks, chanted anti-government slogans, including "People want the government to resign." Security forces were deployed around the square but no incidents were reported and the atmosphere remained peaceful.

The 'You Stink' campaign was launched after the Environment Ministry closed the Naameh landfill site on July 17 without providing an alternative for Beirut and its suburbs. The worsening rubbish crisis also sparked heavy criticism of the Lebanese government at its core, resulting in fierce clashes between demonstrators and security forces over the last weekend. Demonstrations have seen one protester killed and multiple other protesters and security forces injured so far.

Lebanon: 'You Stink' activists resume protests on Riad El-Solh Square01:03
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'You Stink' activists gathered around Riad El-Solh Square in Beirut, Thursday, to continue their protests over the ongoing waste disposal crisis that has seen tonnes of rubbish piled up on the streets of the Lebanese capital.

The protesters, some of them in Anonymous-style masks, chanted anti-government slogans, including "People want the government to resign." Security forces were deployed around the square but no incidents were reported and the atmosphere remained peaceful.

The 'You Stink' campaign was launched after the Environment Ministry closed the Naameh landfill site on July 17 without providing an alternative for Beirut and its suburbs. The worsening rubbish crisis also sparked heavy criticism of the Lebanese government at its core, resulting in fierce clashes between demonstrators and security forces over the last weekend. Demonstrations have seen one protester killed and multiple other protesters and security forces injured so far.