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Reporting by Alexander Liddington-Cox Protesters have vowed to escalate and broaden their demonstrations beyond Beirut if the Lebanese government doesn't meet their demands within 72 hours. Thousands gathered in downtown Beirut on Saturday evening, led by environmental activist group #YouStink and a handful of other organisations. What started out as a campaign for better waste disposal practices in the wake of the city’s garbage crisis has now morphed into calls for a re-examination of Lebanon’s gridlocked political system. Many protesters…