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People take part in an anti-government protest at Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon August 29, 2015 (Reuters)
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Lebanese riot policemen, foreground, run behind the anti-government protesters, during a demonstration against the on-going trash crisis and alleged government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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Lebanese anti-government protesters burn the razor wires that block the road to the government building, during a demonstration against the on-going trash crisis and government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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Lebanese policemen detain an anti-government protester after dispersing a rally against the on-going trash crisis and alleged government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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Lebanese anti-government protesters try to remove barbed wire that blocks the road to the government building, during a demonstration in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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A Lebanese anti-government protester hangs a national flag on barbed wire separating them from the police during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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Lebanese anti-government protesters crossed the first of two barbed wire barriers that block the road to the government building and throw stones and bottles towards riot policemen, during a demonstration in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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Lebanese policemen disperse a demonstration against the trash crisis and alleged government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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Lebanese riot policemen detain anti-government protesters, after a demonstration against the on-going trash crisis and alleged government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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A Lebanese injured anti-government protester lies on the ground after Lebanese policemen dispersed a demonstration against the trash crisis and alleged government corruption in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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Lebanese anti-government protesters chant slogans during a protest against the trash crisis and government corruption in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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A Lebanese anti-government protester holds a placard during a demonstration against the on-going trash crisis and alleged government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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Protesters carry banners and Lebanese national flags as they stand near barbed wire erected near the government palace in downtown Beirut, Lebanon August 29, 2015 (Reuters)
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A Lebanese anti-government protester throws a firework towards the government building, during a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP)
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A protestor removes a barbed wire during a protest against corruption and against the government's failure to resolve a crisis over rubbish disposal, in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon August 29, 2015 (Reuters)
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Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting 'revolution' took to the streets of Beirut on Saturday for an unprecedented mobilisation against sectarian politicians they say are incompetent and corrupt.

The 'You Stink" protest campaign was mobilised and widened to reflect anger at widely-perceived graft in the political class after and the government failed to solve a crisis in trash disposal, leaving piles of refuse rotting in the summer sun.

 

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