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Tear Gas Fired as Beirut Garbage Protest Turns Violent

Police fired teargas and rubber bullets into surging crowds in the heart of Beirut Saturday as protests sparked by the country’s garbage crisis became a cry of anger at the country’s political elites.   Thousands gathered within view of government buildings during an evening demonstration organized by the grassroots You Reek campaign.   The protest was organized in response to the government's failure to dispose of the country’s trash. But for many it was a chance to voice...

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