Activists holding a sit-in outside VAT facility in Beirut's Adlieh to protest corruption, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. (The Daily Star/ We Want Accountability Facebook page, HO)
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This prompted the activists to shout slogans demanding the gate be reopened to allow employees to enter, while promising that the activists themselves would not enter the building.Protesters sprayed a slogan on the asphalt reading "A Corruption and Theft Hub," referring to the VAT facility.The demonstrators vowed to escalate their endeavors and promised surprises in the upcoming days. The group has been active for three months, gaining broad attention after calling for Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk and security officers to be held accountable for the excessive violence by police against protesters during a You Stink movement protest on August 22 .
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