Protesters attend the You Stink demonstration at Martyrs' Square in Beirut, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Several thousand protesters poured into Downtown Beirut's Martyrs' Square Wednesday despite a sandstorm to participate in the latest demonstration by the You Stink campaign against the political class and the garbage crisis.Crowds coming from different areas of the country, including Tripoli, Akkar, Mount Lebanon and Sidon, arrived at the square hours after politicians held a national dialogue session that ended with no breakthroughs or viable solutions to the ongoing domestic crises. Activists from Lebanon's different districts made one-minute speeches on the different environmental problems plaguing their areas. A number of protesters who were present during the day pelted the cars of politicians coming to Downtown Beirut with tomatoes and eggs.The demonstration comes 11 days after a massive protest was held in the same location to exert pressure on the government to find sustainable, environment friendly solutions to the garbage crisis. A group of protesters were seen walking all over a large poster illustrating all the politicians' faces, condemning "the system of thieves" and Wednesday's dialogue session.
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