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Is Beirut's Garbage Crisis Weakening Hezbollah?

World  (tags: Lebanon, Hezbollah, politics, world, middle-east, news, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 1356 days ago -
Although Hezbollah announced public support for the protests, the declaration is perceived by most as insincere and politically motivated, and the Shia party has become a target for the protesters' anger.


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Dennis H (0)
Friday September 4, 2015, 4:30 am

Animae C (508)
Friday September 4, 2015, 6:27 am
T.Y. Cal

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday September 5, 2015, 12:53 pm
Power to the people:

Increasingly large demonstrations over a worsening garbage crisis in Beirut have rocked Lebanon's capital since late July. People are taking to the streets in the tens of thousands under the banner "You Stink," which expresses their disgust at the trash piling up in their city and the sectarian politicians who can't even agree on a company to dispose of the refuse as they argue over how to divide profits from the waste management. Last week, security forces brutally cracked down on the protesters, unleashing water cannons and shooting live rounds into the crowds, which numbered in the thousands, further fueling public outrage and swelling the demonstrations.

Melanie LeBel (87)
Saturday September 5, 2015, 2:00 pm

Glennis W (393)
Saturday September 5, 2015, 7:31 pm
Noted and shared. This is just so deplorable and sickening in Beirut over such a trivial matter, lets just hope it comes to an end soon. Thank you for caring and sharing Cal.

Sam H (410)
Saturday September 5, 2015, 11:41 pm
Don't expect much out of these demonstrations! I see parallels between these demonstrations and the Occupy Movement. They're well-intentioned, but lack both the staying power and vision to accomplish any quantifiable results.

And most likely the Lebanese Spring will get hijacked the same way the Arab Spring was. Who imagined, for example, that the promising demonstrations that filled the streets of Cairo would be diverted to produce a religious regime or a military dictatorship?

We’re already seeing attempts by the allies of Hezbollah to take credit for these demonstrations and exploit them for totally corrupt goals designed to advance Hezbollah’s control and that of its Christian allies.

Arild Warud (174)
Monday September 7, 2015, 3:32 am
TY Cal.

Arild Warud (174)
Monday September 7, 2015, 3:33 am
TY Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 8, 2015, 8:05 pm
Noted with thanks Cal. Peace waits somewhere in time.
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