Yacoubian participated in a beach cleanup effort at St. Simon as part of the protest. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Fishermen in Jnah's St. Simon area protested Sunday against coastal pollution in their district that threatens their livelihoods. In addition to sewage, the fishermen suffer due to dumped garbage and factory waste.They said they have been unable to fish as wastewater is being redirected from central Beirut to Jnah's seaside.The waste-filled beaches, they said, are exacerbating poor conditions in the impoverished coastal strip, located just north of Rafik Hariri International Airport.
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