16 hurt as clashes erupt in Beirut trash protest

At least 16 people were injured on Saturday when clashes erupted in central Beirut between Lebanese security forces and demonstrators calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish. Thousands of protesters rallied to protest against the government’s inability to clean up the capital and other parts of Lebanon where the streets are overflowing with rubbish. Organised by the “You Stink” campaign, the demonstrators gathered in Riad al-Solh Square near the parliament building and chanted slogans against the government and political leaders.

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