Rain produces rivers of trash in Lebanese capital

Residents and municipal workers used bulldozers to push dispersed trash back into piles after the rains stopped

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Streets in parts of Lebanon turned into rivers of garbage on Sunday as heavy rains washed through mountains of trash that have piled up during a months-long waste collection crisis.

Residents and activists posted photographs and video online showing water from torrential showers carrying accumulated waste down streets in the early morning outside Beirut and beyond.

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On the edge of the capital, activists from the “You Stink” campaign, which has protested the government’s failure to solve the crisis, collected and sorted garbage that was washed into the Beirut river.