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Conflict Incident Report

You Stink returns to the streets

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
December 16, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

You Stink activists Wednesday rallied in Beirut against the ongoing trash crisis in the first of a series of street actions called on for this week that appear aimed at reviving the crippled anti-government protest movement.
The protest, led by You Stink co-founder Asaad Thebian, also aimed at pressuring the financial prosecution to look into corruption cases.
The activists protesting outside the Beirut Justice Palace held a banner addressed to Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim. “Is it possible that you did not catch any scandal?”
“Cancer [risk] has multiplied by 400 times in the air, the sea is full of garbage, rivers full of garbage, roads and bridges,” You Stink wrote on its official Facebook page.
“And most importantly: The Parliament and the government are full of garbage, dysfunction, torpedoing the homeland ...”
A report issued by the Air Quality Associated Research Unit in Lebanon earlier this month found that cancer-causing toxins were 416 times more prevalent in the atmosphere than they were when the same study was conducted last year as a result of garbage burning.

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.