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Fuming Chouf residents blocked the Beirut-Sidon highway Sunday to protest the disposal of Beirut and Mount Lebanon's garbage in their villages, threatening to prolong the country's week-long garbage crisis.Residents from the Iqlim al-Kharoub region blocked the Beirut-Sidon highway near the town of Barja, preventing four garbage trucks from transferring waste into the area, the state-run National News Agency reported. Massive mounds of garbage have accumulated on streets in Beirut and Mount Lebanon since Sukleen suspended trash collection on July 19, two days after the closure of the 17-year-old Naameh landfill by local residents.
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