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Belgrade city authorities deny access to public meeting on metro

October 12, 2021

The public and opposition activists were denied access to what should have been a public meeting about plans to build a metro and rail transport system in the Belgrade City Assembly building on Tuesday.

An N1 reporter said that the communal police put up an iron fence around the entrance to the building with several officers denying access to the meeting. The reporter said that there was some pushing and shoving when people tried to get in to attend the meeting but were stopped by both the police and security guards.

The project to build a metro in the Serbian capital have come under fierce criticism from the opposition and environmental organizations, among other things, because of plans to build the first station in a wetland which supplies drinking water to the city.

Several NGOs and political parties said they would attend the meeting.

Source:  https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/belgrade-city-authorities-deny-access-to-public-meeting-on-metro/

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