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Lebanese protest World Bank dam in Bisri Valley

The government believes the project will solve water shortage issues, but protesters are concerned about the environment.

Lebanese protested the planned construction of a dam south of Beirut on Thursday. There is significant opposition to the Bisri Dam — a project of the World Bank — in the country.

Around 100 people protested in Bisri on Thursday, according to a video of the protest from the Save the Bisri Valley Campaign and other videos on Twitter. Protesters chanted, “Your voice, my country, revolution” at the event. The hashtag “#SaveTheBisriValley” in English and Arabic that has trended on Twitter this week.

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