The We Want Accountability campaign hold a sit-in outside Electricite du Liban in Beirut's Mar Mikhael, Thursday, October 22, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Dozens of protesters gathered in Downtown Beirut Saturday to remind politicians of their opposition to landfills and incinerators as Lebanon reexamines its approach to its 7-month-old garbage crisis.Security forces deployed heavily in the area to prevent demonstrators from reaching the nearby Grand Serail.The protest was called on to condemn government corruption and to urge for an alternative solution to the trash crisis after what they deemed to be an "exportation scandal". The state-run Council for Development and Reconstruction canceled Friday a deal with British firm Chinook Urban Mining to export trash to Russia after it failed to present legal documents requested by Salam.
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