“It is not clear to me why now there are some uprisings and protests, since we finally have a government that cares about the environment and has been doing something to protect the environment since 2014,” Brnabic said.
She stated that since 2014, 600 million have been invested in desulphurization plants at thermal power plants, as well as that the Law on Renewable Energy Sources and the Law on Climate Change have been adopted.
Brnabic and Vujovic: Citizens uninformed
She added that she believes that a large number of participants in today’s protest sincerely believe in the importance of protecting the environment, but that they are not well enough informed about the moves of the Government of Serbia.
“Because they are informed in the media that do not report on it to the citizens, because, I guess, that is not relevant,” she pointed out.
The Minister of Environmental Protection, Irena Vujović, stated that she “understands all citizens who are sincerely concerned about the state of the environment in Serbia, but not politics and those who manipulate such an important topic,” the Ministry said in a statement.
In a written statement on the occasion of the protests held by environmental organizations in the center of Belgrade, Vujovic said that she “believes that some citizens came to the protest because they are sincerely interested in how to reduce air, land and water pollution,” but that “it is clear that a group of people are instructed by failed politicians of the former regime, whose only goal is to come to power again. “
More than 30 associations protested yesterday
It should be reminded that more than 30 environmental associations, as well as individuals gathered around the informal group “Environmental Uprising”, gathered yesterday at the “Uprising for Survival” protest in front of the Serbian Presidency in Belgrade and told people in power that they would not allow further poisoning and destruction of air. , water, land and other natural resources.
Numerous environmental activists, public figures, professors, actors, writers spoke at the gathering. The construction of mini-hydro power plants continues, forests are being cut down, mines are being expanded, quarries are being opened “, are some of the reasons for the protest. “Those who raise their voices because of environmental problems are being beaten or threatened,” and “a dark future for Serbia is planned,” the organizers said.
Mention of the assassinated Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic could also be heard at the protest. At the gathering, one of the speakers, Vitomir Vidović, announced as a professor at the Faculty of Agriculture, stated that Zoran Đinđić “criminalized the laws on privatization and sold factories for nothing”.
The Democratic Party asked the organizers of the “Environmental Uprising” to distance themselves from, as stated, the shameful messages that were sent.
“We expect them to do it urgently if our opponent and goal is the same – the mafia regime that usurped the state, the establishment of the rule of law, institution building and normalization of life in Serbian society,” the DS said in a statement.
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