Beirut under piles of uncollected rubbish

Al Jazeera produced this article in the below mentioned website on 26 July 2015  on Beirut under piles of uncollected rubbish.  It goes on to report that:

Residents are burning garbage in the streets as politicians fail to find a solution for mountains of uncollected trash.

By Nour Samaha

Lebanon’s capital drowning in an ocean of trash.

“Residents are burning garbage in the streets as politicians fail to find a solution for mountains of uncollected trash” as reported by Al Jazeera on 26 July.

Reuters on the same subject informed that the stench of uncollected garbage has permeated the streets of Beirut, compounded as some residents have opted to burn the trash.

In Beirut protesters showed up in the summer heat on Saturday evening in the centre of town to demonstrate against the presence of the ever increasing mounds of rubbish.

It was amid a significant security presence, that the protesters called for the government to go.

“I’m angry, not just at this, but at the general dysfunction of the country,” local entrepreneur Nasri Atallah told Al Jazeera at the protest.

“Our ‘political class’ has consistently shown complete disregard for our health, our wellbeing, and our rights as citizens of this country.”

Attitude that is apparently very Lebanese leading many protesters to however express some pessimism about the outcome of their demonstration.

“This won’t make a difference,” said Karim, a 30-year-old resident of Gemayze.

“It needs to be bigger and angrier.”

Read for more details  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/lebanon-capital-drowning-ocean-trash-150726083036505.html

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