A protester writes anti-government slogans on a banner during a sit-in in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said six Internal Security Forces officers would be disciplined and two others referred to the Disciplinary Council for their violent behavior at an Aug. 22 protest."The interior minister's statement did not satisfy us, at all," said Ahmad Daher, an organizer of the movement. He was joined by around 200 demonstrators at Riad al-Solh Square Wednesday evening to respond to Machnouk's comments. Machnouk said the officers to be disciplined had acted without orders.Daher also repudiated the interior minister's comments on contempt.About 40 You Stink protesters stormed into the Environment Ministry Tuesday in Downtown Beirut, demanding the minister's resignation.The campaign holds the environment minister chiefly responsible for the trash crisis that has buried Lebanon in garbage since July 17 . In comments to The Daily Star, Bazzi said the whole government shared responsibility for the trash crisis, as well as former environment ministers, but because Machnouk is in charge of the waste portfolio today, he is responsible most of all.
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