10th blockade in the Bialowieza Forest District
As the UNESCO decision and EC proceedings have no result and the LOGGING IS BEING CONTINUED THE SAME AS BEFORE, today before noon the 10th blockade of harvesters has started.
It should be kept in mind how much effort each blockade takes. Despite international decisions, Ministry of Environment does not react and the effort to block harvesters is increasing. The machines are accompanied by an army of the police and forest guards from all over Poland. Moreover, the guards have become increasingly aggressive and abuse their power.
The blockade is held in the forest district against which legal procedures were started by the European Commission. Today before the blockade the harvesters were destroying old-growth forest there. Each day of a pair of harvesters at work means 200 – 300 trees cut down to the ground. This irreversible damage has to be stopped!
We will add information about the development of events.