Kataeb members erect a tent at the entrance of Burj Hammoud landfill, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Piles of unsorted waste, members of the Internal Security Forces, and protesters from the Kataeb Party stood side-by-side at the Burj Hammoud landfill Tuesday morning.Each year, the world generates 1.3 billion tons of waste.Members of the Kataeb Party resumed their protest at the Burj Hammoud landfill Tuesday.Kataeb members argue that the landfill is a health hazard to local residents and is being used improperly.Other local political parties, such as Tashnag, were not present at the demonstration, but Hrawi said that all parties were invited and have been urged to take part.Fishermen also held a demonstration Monday near the site of a designated landfill at the Dora sea dock in protest of its establishment.In March, the government claimed to have found a solution to the eight-month garbage crisis, which had flooded the streets of Beirut and Mount Lebanon with trash.Last month, the CDR granted a company permission to start work on the Burj Hammoud landfill.
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