Environmental organizations will picket the Ministry of Environment after a protest march on Friday

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Bogdan Tudorache

The Fridays For Future Romania movement, together with Climate Strike Romania, organizes on Friday, February 14, from 5 pm, the “Clean air, not intoxicated lung!” March in Bucharest.

Environmental activists are urging the City Hall and the Ministry of the Environment to take urgent action to reduce air pollution in cities.

The protest comes amid the alarming increase of pollution in big cities, combined with insufficient data transmitted by the authorities, regarding the quality of the air. All citizens are expected to march, to convey a clear message to the authorities: solving the problem of pollution and urgent measures.

The organizers ask the authorities for sustainable transport (fleet of 100% electric buses, bicycle lanes and pedestrian infrastructure development), green spaces and adequate air quality monitoring. “We need measures to quickly improve the quality of the air we breathe. Promises do not make us healthier. World Health Organization studies show that pollution is responsible not only for lung disease, but also for strokes and heart disease. We have the right to a healthy future, we want to grow in a clean environment,” said Mădălina Scarlat, member of Fridays For Future Romania.

The march will start from Unirii Square and will take place on Unirii Boulevard, up to the Ministry of Environment.

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