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Eco-activists Spend Night Camping Outside Serbian President's Office

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Archive / News | 11.02.22 | access_time 11:38

Environmental activists in Belgrade (Beta photo/AMIR HAMZAGIC)

Environmental activists spent the night of Feb. 10-11 in tents erected in Belgrade's Pioneers Park, outside the building housing the Serbian president's office. They demand the passing of a law permanently prohibiting the mining of lithium and boron in Serbia, and have announced their intention to continue the camp-out protest until their demand is met.

During the night, Savo Manojlovic of the Get Going for Change movement, once again called on President Aleksandar Vucic to accept the protesters' request. "Serbia is not for sale," Manojlovic wrote on his Twitter account.

In the morning of Feb. 11, Manojlovic addressed Belgraders asking them to show solidarity with the camp-out activists by supporting the mining ban. 

The previous day, several thousand citizens blocked Kralja Milana Street in downtown Belgrade demanding that the ban be passed before the upcoming April 3 elections. The protests, organized by Get Going for Change and the Association of Environmental Organizations of Serbia, were peaceful and without noticeable police presence.

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