Protests Continue in Lebanon Trash Crisis

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The Lebanese government says it is taking steps to immediately collect rubbish that is piling up in Beirut. The streets outside the government’s offices are full of garbage and protesters.

The trash crisis underscores a deeper political problem plaguing the country of five million. Lebanon, marred by factional disputes, is repeatedly deadlocked on taking action on a broad range of matters including who will collect Beirut’s trash. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid filed this report from Beirut.

Protests Continue in Lebanon Trash Crisis

Lebanese government says it's taking steps to remove garbage in Beirut immediately. In the streets outside the government office, are not just waste but also angry protesters who aren't baking down. The trash crisis underscores a deeper political crisis plaguing the tiny country of an estimated five million. Lebanon's government, marked by factional disputes, is repeatedly deadlocked on taking action on a broad range of matters including who will collect Beirut's trash. CCTV's Stephanie Freid in Beirut filed this report.