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· August, 2015

Stories about Lebanon from August, 2015

One Syrian Refugee's Long and Dangerous Journey to Europe

Before the war began, Thair Orfahli studied law in Lebanon and regularly visited his family in Syria. But as the violence intensified, he decided he had to leave.

Lebanese-French Trumpeter Reimagines ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a Hip-Hop Opera

A rabbit hole worth heading down? Ibrahim Maalouf has reworked the Lewis Carroll classic, setting it in modern France with a Malian beat.

You Stink Movement Gives Lebanese Government 72 Hours to Meet Protesters’ Demands

Lebanese protesters today gave the government a 72 hour ultimatum to meet their demands or face further protests on Tuesday.

GV Face: Everything You Need to Know About Lebanon's Massive “You Stink” Protests

In this episode of GV Face, Faten Bushehri talks to Global Voices contributor from Beirut Joey Ayoub, who has been working closely with the organizing committee of You Stink.

The Lebanese Get Creative in Their Protests Against the Trash Crisis

The Lebanese people show some humor and creativity in the way they protest. Over 20,000 people took to the streets in Beirut last weekend carrying all kinds of signs

Videos Show How Lebanese Security Forces Violently Dealt With ‘You Stink’ Protesters

Videos capturing police violence against protesters in Lebanon are making the rounds online. Is protesting against mounting rubbish and government corruption worth being beaten up and teargassed for?

Peaceful Protestors Face Riot Police Brutality in Lebanon

A brutal response awaited the peaceful protesters of the #YouStink movement who gathered in Beirut on Saturday August 22 to demand a solution to the garbage crisis in Lebanon.

Lebanese Activists Warn Against Political Attempts to Exploit Their Movement

Two government ministers who tried to enter the protest area were refused entry, but the movement said those who resign are welcome.

‘You Stink’ Protesters Call for the Resignation of the Lebanese Government

A trash problem is threatening the Lebanese government as protesters demand better services and less corruption. Is Lebanon ready to listen to the demands of its people?

Can Talking About Trash Drive Political Change in Lebanon?

A political movement is coalescing around Lebanese citizens' indignation at their government's cavalier attitude towards garbage disposal.

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