Activists as part of the "You Stink" movement shout slogans during a protest in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Hundreds of social activists, environmentalists and frustrated citizens joined together under the banner of a protest movement called "You Reek" Tuesday, blocking roads and demanding a sustainable resolution to the country's ongoing garbage crisis.The protesters stressed that their movement was not involved with any political party or confession. While many of the trash mounds in Beirut had been collected by Tuesday afternoon, the You Reek campaign insists that the government's stop-gap solutions are insufficient.Additionally, the protesters are demanding that the government refrain from dumping rubbish into the sea, that the use and construction of trash incinerators be halted, and that the authorities agree to stop creating new landfills.
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