Amid ugly scenes in Beirut, crowds call for the government to be toppled. Growing allegations of political corruption in Lebanon's power sharing system now seeping into a crisis originally sparked by rubbish building up in the streets.With the capital's main landfill closed a month ago, civic leaders have so far failed to find an alternative. And as some residents burn trash, producing toxic fumes, frustrations are growing. SOT Protestor 1"We are here to protest against the lack of jobs and poverty. We have no electricity and water, the only thing they're good at is hosing us with water while the water is cut in our homes"SOT Protester 2 "We are so sad with this situation, Lebanon does not deserve what is going on."It seems a population - weary of weathering wider regional turmoil - has reached breaking point. As darkness fell protestors hurled projectiles, which were meet with tear gas and rubber bullets. The injuries sustained by protestors were clear to see. The police said officers were also hurt when a cordon close to parliament was breeched. Some of the demonstrators have issued online threats to stage a sit in downtown until they secure change - and they've called on others to join them.
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