Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk attends a ceremony at a new General Security office in Beirut, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk Monday expressed disappointment in the recent series of protests he says are a part of a "bitter" campaign to target Downtown Beirut, vowing to prevent attempts to vandalize property in the area.Anti-government demonstrators who have taken to the streets over the past few weeks to demand sustainable solutions to the garbage crisis have also rallied against the exclusivity of Downtown Beirut.Machnouk described the campaign against the capital as "bitter".Hariri was Solidere's largest single shareholder, founding the company in the early 1990's as a multi-billion dollar project to rebuild Downtown Beirut.Activists from You Stink and offshoot movements born from the country's waste crisis are demanding that corrupt officials be held accountable.
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