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1,000s Take to Streets in Serbia to Oppose Gov’t Deal for Rio Tinto Lithium Mine

HeadlineDec 06, 2021

In Serbia, thousands of protesters blocked major roads and bridges in the capital Belgrade and in other cities and towns Saturday in opposition to a government-backed plan allowing the Rio Tinto corporation to build a massive lithium mine. Protesters said they’ve had enough of widespread pollution and are demanding clean air, water and food in Serbia.

Lena Nedeljkovic: “Of course we go out into the streets. The environment is the most important political question. It is not right that young people stay out of politics. Politics is everything that surrounds us, and the environment, in particular. So, we are against Rio Tinto and all other corporations of the sort.”

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