You Stink activists block Hazmieh highway, southeast of the capital Beirut, Monday, March 14, 2016. (The Daily Star/ Hasan Shaaban)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Activists early Monday briefly blocked vital roads and highways leading to Beirut to protest the government's mismanagement of the country's eight-month garbage crisis.Roads including the Khaldeh highway, south of Beirut, Hazmieh road, southeast of the capital, and Dora to the north were shut down for periods starting around 7 a.m., causing heavy congestion.Rita Hanna, an activist with the You Stink movement, was detained after sitting in the middle of the Dora highway to block it.Speaking from Hazmieh, activists vowed not to budge from the roads Monday over the failure of the government to adopt a solution that takes the people health into account.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE