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Poland: Environmentalists march in Warsaw June 24

Activists march against logging in the Białowieża Forest in Warsaw on June 24

24 juin 19h12 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 24/6/2017, 12h00 until 24/6/2017, 11h59 (Europe/Warsaw). COUNTRY/REGION Warsaw

Event

Hundreds of environmental activists marched through Warsaw on Saturday, June 24. The protesters held a rally in the city to oppose increased logging in the Białowieża Forest. Expect localized traffic disruptions.

Context

Environmentalists claim that the ruling Law and Justice party has allowed increased logging in the forest, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The government says that the operations are fighting an outbreak of bark beetle, but ecologists say it is only to allow increased timber production.

Advice

Individuals in Warsaw are advised to avoid all demonstrations and allow additional time to travel.

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