Lebanon

LEBANON: THOUSANDS RALLY IN ”YOU STINK” CAMPAIGN…….

Just wait until Islamic State comes knocking at their door, the rotting corpses will really put the stink into ”you stink”.

Which is of course all the more reason for the West to come up with some kind of concerted effort to defeat Islamic State once and for all. We do not need anymore refugees flooding our shores from this region.

Thousands rally against politicians in Beirut with ‘You Stink’ campaign

© Anwar Amro, AFP | A Lebanese protester wears a mask and a national flag on her head during a mass rally on August 29, 2015, at the iconic Martyrs Square in Beirut

Text by NEWS WIRES Latest update : 2015-08-30

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, ignited by a waste crisis, has widened to reflect anger at widely-perceived graft in the political class and the state’s failure to provide basic services.

It is seen as the biggest protest movement in Lebanon’s history organised independently of the sectarian parties that dominate politics.

“We need a revolution to free ourselves from these politicians,” said Hani Abu Hamdan, a 23-year-old unemployed civil engineer.

“We want power, we want water, we don’t want rubbish in the streets. We want these politicians to get lost.”

Protesters mobilised after the government failed to agree on trash disposal, leaving piles of refuse stinking in the summer sun.

Protesters say the crisis reflects the rot inside Lebanon’s political system.

Similar protests descended into violence last weekend and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign, a move that could tip the state struggling with political deadlock and spillover from Syria into deeper turmoil.

Protesters, including families and people of all ages marched, played music and sang as they protested in areas around Martyrs’ Square, the scene of mass demonstrations in 2005 after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

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