Hundreds participated in a walk for the environment near Jezzine in south Lebanon on Oct. 15, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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More than 500 people Sunday participated in a march in south Lebanon's Jezzine to push for expanded environmental protections in the country.The march took place in the forests of Rihan and was called by the Union of Mount Rihan, a federation of towns in the Jezzine district.Once the march was complete, the participants visited a cave in Rihan that was discovered 90 years ago and neglected for decades before being reopened recently.Abou Zeid also announced that a new environmental association planned to establish a reserve, named after President Michel Aoun, in the nearby Jezzine town of Aramta.
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