Protesters chant slogans in Halba against the planned establishment of a sanitary landfill in Akkar.
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Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb's plan to resolve the ongoing trash crisis will likely be implemented this week despite a wave of popular protests decrying the strategy, sources familiar with the issue told The Daily Star.Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said efforts were being made to implement the trash plan before a mass demonstration planned by the coalition of anti-government organizations takes place Thursday. Speaker Nabih Berri was quoted by his visitors as urging Prime Minister Tammam Salam to implement the plan. Officials from the Bekaa Valley Saturday rejected the planned establishment of a landfill in the outskirts of the town of Majdal Anjar.Officials did not relent and remained opposed to the plan.The protesters included activists affiliated with Legal Agenda, the Civil Campaign to Protect Dalieh and other civil movements.
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