May 26, 2018
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Mass beach clean-up event held in Lebanon

Beirut, Apr 29 (efe-epa).- Lebanese environmental activists of all ages gathered on Sunday for a mass beach clean-up along their country's Mediterranean coast, an event organized by the NGO Operation Big Blue and the Lebanon Diving Center to highlight environmental issues and encourage further conservation efforts, an epa-efe correspondent in Beirut reported.

In the capital Beirut, a team of scuba divers hauled underwater trash from beneath the waves while dozens of young students and activists cleaned along both the rocky shoreline and sandy beaches, such as the Ramlet al-Baida public beach located at the end of the popular Corniche Beirut promenade.

"The campaign was carried out in cooperation with environmental societies, NGOs, schools and universities and coincided with the national cleaning day," said a statement from the organizers made available to epa-efe by Operation Big Blue's media officer, Mostapha Raad.

Similar events were held in Tripoli in the north and in the southern city of Tyre, in association with the Lebanese Ministry of the Environment and the NGO Cedars for Care.

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