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Bulgaria: Protests Against Shale Gas Exploration

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Bulgaria, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Environment, Governance, International Relations, Law, Protest

On Jan. 14, some 15,000 protesters came out in the streets of at least 12 Bulgarian cities, as well as in London, Paris and Copenhagen, to call for a moratorium on shale gas tests through hydraulic fracturing [1] and to demand a new law that would ban this potentially dangerous practice [2]. Facebook group “We are against a Bulgarian Chernobyl – shale gas exploration” [3] [bg] now has nearly 56,000 members; a photo from the rally in Sofia, posted by one of the group's members, is here [4]. One of the videos from the rally is here [5].