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Germany: Dozens rally in Berlin in solidarity with 'You Stink' protests01:28

Germany: Dozens rally in Berlin in solidarity with 'You Stink' protests

Germany, Berlin
August 29, 2015 at 05:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozen of people gathered on Berlin's Alexanderplatz, Saturday, to show their support for the 'You Stink' protests that have been taking place in Beirut since last Saturday.

Protesters carried signs reading "You stink, we are against corruption" and "One Lebanon." Event organiser Farid Comity stated that "we want to end this crisis and we want to show the people that Lebanon wants to move forward and we can no longer have trust in these politicians."

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 since last weekend. Demonstrations have seen one protester killed and multiple other protesters and security forces injured so far.

Germany: Dozens rally in Berlin in solidarity with 'You Stink' protests01:28
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Dozen of people gathered on Berlin's Alexanderplatz, Saturday, to show their support for the 'You Stink' protests that have been taking place in Beirut since last Saturday.

Protesters carried signs reading "You stink, we are against corruption" and "One Lebanon." Event organiser Farid Comity stated that "we want to end this crisis and we want to show the people that Lebanon wants to move forward and we can no longer have trust in these politicians."

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 since last weekend. Demonstrations have seen one protester killed and multiple other protesters and security forces injured so far.