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Conflict Incident Report
Furious residents block Beirut roads with burning trash
Dozens of angry citizens blocked a major road near Downtown Beirut with burning garbage Friday to protest the government's failure to remove the giant mounds of trash that have gone uncollected over the past week. Traffic ground to a halt when about 50 people moved trash from the sides of streets onto Beshara Khoury Boulevard and set fire to it, sending a putrid odor across the area. They also set fire to garbage on side streets.
The residents were described by one witness as “violent” and “aggressive.