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Conflict Incident Report

'You Stink' Campaigners Back to the Streets of Beirut

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 28, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Anti-trash activists blocked on Tuesday several roads in Beirut to protest the authorities' failure to find a permanent solution to the waste crisis.
The demonstration was planned to coincide with a cabinet session which Prime Minister Tammam Salam adjourned to pave way for more consultations.
Tuesday's protest by "You Stink" activists at Riad al-Solh square near the Grand Serail was not the first. The same demonstrators held a sit-in in the area over the weekend to protest the mountains of garbage that had piled up in Beirut and its suburbs. The protesters then blocked the road near Mohammed al-Amin mosque where the environment ministry is located, calling for the resignation of Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq.They later moved to Beirut's Hamra thoroughfare chanting slogans calling on the authorities to resolve the waste problem.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.