Activists protesting near health ministry HQ in Beirut, Saturday, January 23, 2016. (The Daily Star/We Want Accountability, Facebook)
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Activists Saturday demanded that Health Minister Wael Abu Faour declare a state of public health emergency over the persistent trash crisis that has etched away at the livelihoods of citizens since last July.Around 15 protesters affiliated with the group rallied outside the ministry's new headquarters in the Beirut suburb of Bir Hasan to demand health measures that ensure the safety of people, as mounds of trash remained scattered around the capital and Mount Lebanon.Protesters also asked the Health Ministry to alert citizens and provide a health guide to properly address the risks, as well as the required supplies to prevent odors and air pollution.Director General of Health at the Health Ministry Walid Ammar later approached the protesters to talk to them.
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