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Protest organizers in Lebanon postpone Monday garbage demonstration after violent clashes

  • Lebanese activists protest in front a concrete wall installed by authorities, and quickly covered with graffiti, near the main Lebanese government building a day after violent anti-government protests, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Organizers of the "You stink" protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed anti-government demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes with police during which dozens of protesters and police officers were wounded. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Lebanese activists protest in front a concrete wall installed by authorities, and quickly covered with graffiti, near the main Lebanese government building a day after violent anti-government protests, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Organizers of the "You stink" protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed anti-government demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes with police during which dozens of protesters and police officers were wounded. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman covers her nose as she passes by waste management workers as they collect a pile of garbage near the government building a day after a violent protests against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Organizers of the “You stink” protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes with police during which dozens of protesters and police officers were wounded. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    A woman covers her nose as she passes by waste management workers as they collect a pile of garbage near the government building a day after a violent protests against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Organizers of the “You stink” protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes with police during which dozens of protesters and police officers were wounded. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lebanese activists chant slogans during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis in front of the Justice Palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Organizers of the "You stink" protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed anti-government demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes with police during which dozens of protesters and police officers were wounded. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

    Lebanese activists chant slogans during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis in front of the Justice Palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Organizers of the "You stink" protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed anti-government demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes with police during which dozens of protesters and police officers were wounded. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)  (The Associated Press)

Organizers of the "You stink" protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital say they are postponing demonstrations set for Monday evening.

Protest organizers announced the delay Monday morning on the You Stink movement's Facebook page, saying they would hold a news conference later in the day to explain their decision.

The protests, sparked by a garbage-collection crisis that has left trash piled in the streets for weeks, have grown into a grassroots movement demanding the resignation of the entire government.

A second night of protests on Sunday led to clashes with police that left at least 44 demonstrators and 30 police officers injured, according to authorities.

Lebanon has been plagued by government paralysis that has left the country without a president for more than a year.