Protesters block main roads in Lebanon trash crisis

July 26, 2015 21:58

BEIRUT - Demonstrators blocked Lebanon's main Mediterranean coastal highway on Sunday to protest against a rubbish collection problem in the capital Beirut that led the prime minister to threaten to resign.

The havoc disrupted tens of thousands of weekenders and residents leaving Beirut for resorts and mountain villages, and also cut off inhabitants of southern towns heading back to the city.Residents from areas south of Beirut were protesting against a plan to dump rubbish from Beirut -- home to more than half of Lebanon's population -- at sites around the country.

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