Lebanon activists stage hunger strike, want minister to quit

Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country’s trash crisis. The activists set up tents outside the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut. Several supporters joined the 11 hunger strikers Thursday evening. “I want him to feel our pain,” 25-year-old protester Salah Jbeili said. “He is responsible for the trash problem. We will fight him, like we will fight all corrupt politicians.” The hunger strike comes two days after protesters walked into the ministry and staged a sit-in. That standoff with security forces lasted for hours.

via ynetnews.com

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