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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 07:46 PM

Serbs protest against lithium mining, other eco problems

Source: Associated Press

Serbs protest against lithium mining, other eco problems

By DARKO VOJINOVIC
September 11, 2021

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people protested in Serbia on Saturday demanding a ban on planned lithium mining in the Balkan country as well as a resolution to scores of other environmental issues that made the region one of the most polluted in Europe.

The rally in downtown Belgrade was organized by about 30 ecological groups who recently gained popularity in Serbia amid widespread disillusionment with mainstream politicians and amid major pollution problems facing the region.

The protesters held banners demanding protection of Serbia’s rivers, nature and air which they say have been endangered by profit-seeking government policies and decades of neglect.

The protesters later blocked one of the main bridges in the capital for a while as they announced several other blockades in the rest of the country in the coming months.

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against international Rio Tinto mining company, which has sought to construct a lithium mine in the western parts of the country that is rich in the mineral used in the production of electric car batteries.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-environment-and-nature-environment-belgrade-12b42f57c14a3e84ffaf257415090df8

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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 07:59 PM

1. This is going to be an issue all over the world as more

Electric cars are in greater demand.

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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 10:06 PM

2. Welcome to West Virginia!

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