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Lebanon's garbage crisis: Can activists use it to change paralyzed politics?

Protesters stormed the country's environment ministry Tuesday, escalating a challenge to the country's government that began after uncollected garbage began to clog Beirut's streets. 

Bilal Hussein/AP

Antigovernment campaigners on Tuesday stormed Lebanon’s environment ministry, escalating a confrontation that began with a crisis over garbage collection and spinning it into a broader challenge to Lebanon’s sectarian system and its powerful political elite.

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