Protesters march against smog
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.