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35 injured in Beirut anti-government protest

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 00:43

Protesters are calling on the government to step down for mishandling a dispute which left rubbish uncollected in the streets for weeks. Gavino Garay reports.

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It's the largest protest against authorities in recent months. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the thousands of protesters on the streets of Beirut that left dozens injured. Protesters are demanding the government step down for its mishandling of a dispute that left uncollected garbage rotting on the streets for weeks. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) LEBANESE PROTESTER, MOHAMMAD, SAYING: "We are here today against sectarianism of the Lebanese government, our parliament of thieves that stole from our and the people's pockets." The country was left steeping in rubbish last month after government politicians, divided by regional and local conflict, couldn't decide on where to dump the capital's garbage.

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35 injured in Beirut anti-government protest

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 00:43