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Thousands of Lebanese protesters gather in Beirut as part of ongoing garbage rallies

Lebanese anti-government protesters carry Lebanese flags as they walk towards the government building, background, during a demonstration against the trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Hundreds of people began gathering Saturday amid tight security in downtown Beirut, ahead of a major rally that is expected to be the largest of protests that began last week. The government's failure to resolve the crisis has evolved into wider protests against a political class that has dominated Lebanon since the end of the country's civil war in 1990. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese anti-government protesters carry Lebanese flags as they walk towards the government building, background, during a demonstration against the trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Hundreds of people began gathering Saturday amid tight security in downtown Beirut, ahead of a major rally that is expected to be the largest of protests that began last week. The government's failure to resolve the crisis has evolved into wider protests against a political class that has dominated Lebanon since the end of the country's civil war in 1990. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)  (The Associated Press)

Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):

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5.35 p.m.

Thousands of people are gathering amid tight security in downtown Beirut, ahead of a major rally to protest government corruption and the country's dysfunctional political system.

At least two or three armored personnel carriers were deployed around the prime minister's office Saturday. A man over a megaphone chanted: "Declare it a revolution!"

Saturday's protest is expected to be the largest of demonstrations that began last week over garbage piling up in the streets of Beirut, following the closure of a main landfill. But the government's failure to resolve the crisis has evolved into wider protests against a political class that has dominated Lebanon since the end of the country's civil war in 1990.