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Photogallery - 300 citizens of Zenica on a protest - June 2015


Fresh flowers, a symbol of nonviolence as an answer to the terror of industrial polluters. Residents of Zenica, one of the largest towns of Bosnia and Herzegovina, are protesting today against the practices of multinational steel corporation ArcelorMittal. Communities from nine villages surrounding industrial plant gathered at the gate 9, entrance to the steelworks, for a protest symbolically held on June 5 2015, the World Environment Day. Residents decided to express their frustration with the quality of environment, the corporation's violation of legislation, and indifference of the responsible institutions. Bosnian Eko-Forum and Czech Arnika NGOs provided legal assistance to the communities suffering from heavy pollution and will continue to support their fight for justice.

 Photos: Eko-Forum Zenica

Smoke clouding over the city of Zenica
ArcelorMittal Zenica chimney towering up
Communities living near the facility organized meetings with Eko-Forum
May 6 Environmental incident at the Steelworks
On June 5, citizens rallied at the gate of the ArcelorMittal Zenica
The community leaders presented their demands
Protesters were asked to leave fresh flowers on the gate of the ArcelorMittal
Local children got involved
People crarried various banners
Fresh flowers at the gate number nine
Both young and old stood together at this protest
Gate number nine covered by flowers from citizens of nearby settlements