Lebanon's trash protesters turn up heat on government

A Lebanese protester wears a mask and a national flag on her head during a mass rally on August 29, 2015 at the iconic Martyrs Square in BeirutPressure was growing Sunday on Lebanon’s government after a protest campaign spurred by a trash crisis gave political leaders a deadline to meet their demands. At the mass rally, “You Stink” threatened to escalate its protest movement if the government does not meet the demands by Tuesday evening. The ultimatum calls for a sustainable solution to a trash crisis that flared in mid-July, the resignation of Environment Minister Mohammad Mashnuq and new elections to replace a parliament in power since 2009.

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