Beirut Residents Protest Garbage Pile-Up In Their City

Waste has been sitting in the sun uncollected for a week after a major landfill was closed.

Image of uncollected garbage in Beirut by Twitter user Joseph Elahmar (@JosephElahmar)

The stench of garbage in Beirut had become so overwhelming that residents of the Lebanese city were compelled to protest last weekend, taking to the streets to demand that city officials double-down on trash collection efforts. Demonstrators even blocked a road leading to South Lebanon, chanting, “You stink!” as they marched.

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