Continuing problems for Beirut, Lebanon, over waste management

Garbage truck drivers have gone on strike in Beirut, and garbage has begun to accumulate again. Although activists have suspended protests in Beirut, a few hundred people marched yesterday from Riad al-Solh Square toward the University of Beirut Medical Center in Hamra in solidarity with a man who was seriously injured in the protest on Sunday night.

Advice For Travellers

The tourism sector is suffering in Beirut. Restaurants and hotels in the Beirut Central District report a 20 percent drop in business. Three Gulf countries issued travel advisory warnings to avoid travel to Beirut at this time.

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