Kataeb supporters Tuesday set up a tent at the entrance to the Burj Hammoud landfill site to prevent the government's plan to dump waste along the Metn coast.
Head of the Kataeb's sector in northern Metn, Michel Hrawi, stressed that land reclamation works will not be allowed to resume until the landfilling process is guaranteed as totally compliant to health standards.
“The goal behind this protest is to halt the works at the dump site, not to stir up problems,” Hrawi said via Voice of Lebanon radio station, urging the Metn municipalities to take action so as to foil this project.
“Contacts are ongoing with the Tashnag party and the Burj Hammoud municipality. We are seeking to expand our actions so as to raise awareness about what is going on in the region,” he added.
Member of "Clean Lebanese" campaign, Joe Keyrouz, deemed the landfill as a systematic conspiracy aimed at forcing Metn residents out of their homes, reiterating that unsorted waste will not be dumped in the area "no matter what".
"Our actions will be surprising. This week will be decisive," he affirmed.