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Lebanese protesters storm Environment Ministry over garbage crisis

  • A Lebanese policeman, right, tries to drags away an anti-government activist during a sit-in protest against Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk, inside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept.1, 2015. Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, demanding the resignation of the minister over the country’s snowballing trash crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    A Lebanese policeman, right, tries to drags away an anti-government activist during a sit-in protest against Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk, inside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept.1, 2015. Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, demanding the resignation of the minister over the country’s snowballing trash crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lebanese workers set up tall metal barricade as an extra security measure around the Lebanese government building after the anti-government protesters remove the barbered wire barriers during the last demonstration, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Angry protests over the government’s failure to deal with the garbage crisis have evolved into the most serious anti-government protests in Lebanon in years. The protesters seek to challenge an entire political class that has dominated Lebanon since its civil war ended in 1990. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Lebanese workers set up tall metal barricade as an extra security measure around the Lebanese government building after the anti-government protesters remove the barbered wire barriers during the last demonstration, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Angry protests over the government’s failure to deal with the garbage crisis have evolved into the most serious anti-government protests in Lebanon in years. The protesters seek to challenge an entire political class that has dominated Lebanon since its civil war ended in 1990. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Lebanese policeman, right, tries to drags away an anti-government activist during a sit-in protest against Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk, inside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept.1, 2015. Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, demanding the resignation of the minister over the country’s snowballing trash crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    A Lebanese policeman, right, tries to drags away an anti-government activist during a sit-in protest against Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk, inside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept.1, 2015. Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, demanding the resignation of the minister over the country’s snowballing trash crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

Around 30 Lebanese protesters have broken into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut and demanded the resignation of the minister over the country's trash crisis.

The group from the movement known as "You Stink" posted a video of themselves sitting cross-legged on the floor, shouting slogans against the minister, Mohammed Machnouk.

"Out, out, out!" they shouted Tuesday.

Following a huge protest in downtown Beirut Saturday, the group demanded the minister's resignation, threatening to escalate action if he does not.

The minister has refused, resigning only from a government committee assigned to resolve the trash crisis.