A Lebanese woman and her son chant slogans during a protest against the trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Citizens have mixed feelings about what more anti-government protests might bring – some were elated that Lebanese are finally demanding their rights, while others are afraid of the rioting that is expected to take place. The You Stink campaign Monday called for another protest to take place Saturday after rejecting results announced by Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk of tenders to manage Beirut's waste. "They [protesters] have no vision, the reason violence is happening is because of their [You Stink] lack of organization," a young man said, his friends nodding in agreement and sipping iced coffee outside an Ashrafieh cafe.The young men spoke on condition of anonymity, saying that they had participated in protests and feared arrest. Ahmad Kayami, a fashion consultant, said he has attended every single protest since last week.Kastalli also criticized the broad aims of the protest.Noura Mohamad, a shop owner in the Basta district, expressed indifference over the protests.Rami Baydoun, who works at his uncle's shop in Basta, professed "excitement" for Saturday's protest.
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