Thousands Romanians have protested this Saturday against massive logging of forests, blaming politicians for allowing deforestation in the country. Protesters marched in Bucharest and major cities across the country, carrying banners saying “United we can save the forests!” and “Deforestation is a crime!”.
Demostrators accused political parties of allowing the clearcutting of large portions of Romanian forests for profit and for failing to control illegal logging. They called on the authorities to take action.
President Klaus Iohannis called the protests “legitimate” and said illegal logging would be discussed at the country’s next national security meeting.
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