Serbia protests – level 2

09-12-2021 07:00

Thousands of people protested in Serbian towns against the plans to mine lithium around the town of Loznica.

The government supported the plans, and it already sold land near the town to an Anglo-Australian company Rio Tinto. It made many people angry, and they said that the president did not care about the environment.

Lithium is an important part of batteries for electric cars, but lithium mines pollute the land a lot. People said that the president did not solve environmental problems, and he cared only about money.

People, who disagreed  with the protests, said that protesters wanted to change the elections which will take place next year.

Difficult words: mine (to get rocks from the ground), back (to support), polete (to make the air, water or land dirty).

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