On Saturday, the fighters who saved Bistrica will celebrate their victory, instead of the protest where they planned to raise their voice to save the river.
Denis Mekic from Bijelo Polje announced the news.
On behalf of the Citizens' Initiative “Save Bistrica”, he said after the Government's decision to open negotiations on the termination of the concession agreement on the waters of this river, that this great victory of citizens is an indicator that "by communion and involvement of all in such and similar processes we can change our society to the better".
"We will celebrate our victory with dignity after the protests on Saturday, October 19," he said.
He pointed out that for all who came to protest, a visit to the river they fought for would be organized.
"That day, we, the citizens, will take the initiative to establish a Day of Trout and Healthy Food, instead of devastation and set a good example of how to promote this promising area of Bijelo Polje. We will mark that day as one of the most significant for Bistrica," he said. He pointed out that the fight for Ecological Montenegro is only beginning.
"We invite all citizens to come in order to tell the Government together to adopt a permanent moratorium for the protection of Bistrica, and with our common strength and attitude on Saturday we want to express our opposition to the devastation of other rivers in our city. First of all, Ljestanica, which is facing the same fate that our Bistrica saw coming, as well as Lim, which is constantly devastated by various pollution. On Saturday, the protest will be a sign of support for our remaining rivers," Mekic said.
Text by Jelena Jovanovic, on October 17th, 2019, read more at Vijesti