Tensions escalate at 'You Stink' rally in Lebanon

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On Tuesday, the Environment Ministry in Beirut was surrounded and occupied by crowds of protesters, who gathered for a 'You Stink' rally to demand the minister’s resignation amid the country's waste crisis. Demonstrators threw water bottles at police, who used stun grenades to keep the crowd at a distance and prevent any more from entering the building. The event comes after the expiration of a 72-hour ultimatum to the Lebanese government issued by the 'You Stink' movement.