BEIRUT: A video of garbage floating in the Ghadeer river near Hay Sellom in Beirut’s southern suburbs sparked outrage across social media platforms Sunday.
Directly after the first rainfall hit Lebanon, trash, which mostly constituted of plastic waste made its way into the river.
Lebanese have become accustomed to such sights, with such instances making rounds year on year.
Twitter users expressed their anger, tweeting their outrage at the environmental disaster.
Ali Hmaidan tweeted: “This is not a plastic factory, this is Al Ghadeer river in Hay Sellom.”
Sahar al Atrash, however, tweeted: “When a group of people living on a riverside in an area that does not belong to any municipality geographically, keeps on throwing its garbage in a river instead of throwing it in a garbage bin, and when they know that this garbage will end up in the river when the first rainfall occurs, then this group of people deserves to receive its garbage back.”
لما شعب ساكن بمنطقة ع ضفاف "نهر" بمنطقة مش تابعة بلديًا لحدا (عقاريا بعدها أشجار زيتون)،لما هيدا الشعب بيقلّل مروة يروح يكب زبالته بمستوعب النفايات وبيضل طول الصيف عامل مجرى النهر مكب نفايات.— Sahar®️AlAtrash سَحَرْ (@SahaR_bei) September 9, 2018
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