Hundreds of citizens protested last night in Skopje against the growth of air pollution. “We want clean air” was the slogan launched by protesters who demanded measures to be taken for the reduction of pollution. Baze Josifovski from the “Ajde Makedonija” civil organization said that the capital is facing a high level of pollution and that metal processing companies are the biggest polluters.
Journalist Mende Toci said that over 1300 people a year are dying in FYROM as a result of the air pollution. “The problem is serious and the central and local government must act”, Toci said.
Protesters have continued their protest in front of Skopje City Hall, calling for an urgent solution for pollution. /balkaneu.com/