A lake in western Serbia turns red: the locals suspect Rio Tinto mining company

Residents of the village of Gornja Nedeljica, near Loznica, suspect that Rio Tinto secretly started excavations, which led to changes in the lake's colour. Company officials deny the allegations.

Residents of the village of Gornja Nedeljica, near Loznica, suspect that Rio Tinto secretly started excavations, which led to changes in the lake’s colour. Company officials deny the allegations.

Protest in Loznica

Citizens protest against Rio Tinto mine in Loznica

On Thursday citizens gathered in front of the town council of Loznica, in which representatives of the local self-government discussed changes to the spatial plan of the city formulated in such a way as to enable further implementation of the Rio Tinto mine project.

On Thursday citizens gathered in front of the town council of Loznica, in which representatives of the local self-government discussed changes to the spatial plan of the city formulated in such a way as to enable further implementation of the Rio Tinto mine project.

Rio Tinto in Serbia: privatization of natural resources, obstruction of sustainable development

A third protest was held near Loznica city against a lithium mine that the British-Australian company Rio Tinto intends to open in Jadar Basin in Western Serbia. Hundreds of citizens protested on October 27 in Brezjak settlement, in front of the branch office of the second largest mining corporation in the world, which plans to exploit world-class deposits of lithium ore – and, according to experts and activists, destroy everything around it. Their concern is heightened by the company's unwillingness to inform the public about the project and negotiate its details with the local community, as well as by the examples of Rio Tinto's destructive actions across the planet.

A third protest was held near Loznica city against a lithium mine that the British-Australian company Rio Tinto intends to open in Jadar Basin in Western Serbia. Hundreds of citizens protested on October 27 in Brezjak settlement, in front of the branch office of the second largest mining corporation in the world, which plans to exploit world-class deposits of lithium ore – and, according to experts and activists, destroy everything around it. Their concern is heightened by the company’s unwillingness to inform the public about the project and negotiate its details with the local community, as well as by the examples of Rio Tinto’s destructive actions across the planet.