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03 Nov 2019 | 10:02 PM UTC

Romania: Thousands march in Bucharest against illegal logging November 3

Romania News Alert

Thousands participate in march against illegal logging in Bucharest on November 3; additional demonstrations possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Bucharest). COUNTRY/REGION Bucharest

Event

Thousands participated in a demonstration organized by Greenpeace Romania in Bucharest on Sunday, November 3, denouncing illegal logging. An estimated 4000 people marched toward the water and forest ministry in the capital demanding investigations into the recent deaths of two forest workers by suspected illegal loggers. Associated protests were reported in other major urban centers.

Further related protests are possible in the coming days and weeks. A heightened security presence, as well as transportation and business disruptions, are expected near all protest sites.

Advice

Individuals in Bucharest are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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