'People's Court' Activists File Complaint Against Mashnouq


The newly formed activist group dubbed the People's Court asserted on Sunday that they have filed a complaint against Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq for neglecting the waste management crisis that led to the spread of diseases.

“We filed a complaint against the Environment Minister for his administrative violations and for neglecting the trash crisis that led to the spread of diseases,” the activists said in a press conference they held in Marty Square in downtown Beirut.

“The people should govern and decide. We are on the lookout and we will continue the same as we started,” they said.

“We will take part in the demos that will be held on September 9,” they added, calling on everyone to take part in the mass demonstration coinciding with a dialogue session at parliament that Speaker Nabih Berri called for.

The activists also demanded a “new modern electoral law that respects the constitutions and paves way for political reform.”

The new group is one of many similar ones that have emerged lately kicking off a wide range of protests raging over the paralysis of the parliament and cabinet in addressing various pressing files the latest was the garbage crisis.

The protest movement began in July when a landfill closed and pungent garbage started piling up in Beirut and its outskirts, but it has evolved into a broad-based organization against government impotence and corruption.

Demonstrations initially organized by the "You Stink" activist group have escalated over the past two weeks, peaking last Saturday when tens of thousands flooded Martyrs Square in a rare display of non-partisan mobilization demanding the resignation of the Environment Minister.

Moreover, several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike last week, demanding the resignation of the environment minister.

The activists set up tents outside the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut.

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Default-user-icon People Power (Guest) 07 September 2015, 00:30

Casses toi tu pues PB