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Beirut Revolt: What is to be done?

by Nadia Bou Ali A note from the Salvage editors: Since July, protests have been occurring in Lebanon against the failure of the government to agree a new contract for waste disposal and the consequent build-up of rubbish in the streets. Some of these protests took place spontaneously in poorer neighbourhoods, and some were organised by social media campaigners using the hashtag ‘YouStink’. The demonstrations reached a high-point on Sunday the 23rd of August, when some 20,000 protestors gathered in front of the Parliament building in Beirut: state violence followed, with one demonstrator killed by a shot to the head

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