You Stink activists dumped trash early on Thursday in front of several ministries protesting the government’s dysfunction on a months-long trash crisis, the state-run National News Agency reported.

The activists dumped waste near the ministries of Environment, Labor, Energy, Foreign, Culture, Education, Social Affairs, Industry and Displaced.

Three of the campaigners were arrested including Tarek al-Mallah, Sukayna Fawwaz and Claude Jaber who was later released, reports said.

A trash crisis that erupted in July following the closure of the Naameh landfill sparked a protest movement led by You Stink activist group, which brought thousands of people into the streets for several weeks of demonstrations.

A plan that was approved by the cabinet in early September to solve the waste crisis has run into a series of obstacles.