Pro­test­ers march against smog

Antelope Valley Press - - SECOND FRONT -

BEL­GRADE, Ser­bia — Hun­dreds of peo­ple have ral­lied in Ser­bia’s cap­i­tal to protest the heavy pol­lu­tion that has gripped Bel­grade in re­cent days.

Many par­tic­i­pants in Friday’s protest wore face masks as they gath­ered out­side City Hall and marched through down­town.

Ac­tivists be­hind the event said the gov­ern­ment should take steps to ad­dress smog in Bel­grade, such as im­prov­ing pub­lic trans­porta­tion and plant­ing trees.

High con­cen­tra­tions of air pol­lu­tants also have been recorded in other ma­jor Balkan cities in the last week.

The cap­i­tal of Bos­nia, Sara­jevo, tra­di­tion­ally has the worst win­ter smog be­cause it is lo­cated in a deep val­ley and sur­rounded by high moun­tains.

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