Blockade against tree-logging in Šumava National Park continues

In related news, the blockade against the felling of bark-beetle infested trees in the Šumava National Park continued on Wednesday, with 45 activists trying to prevent trees from being logged. Some forty police officers and about 90 forest workers were also at the site. According to park management, the logging effort is nearing its completion, but a spokesperson refused to give the exact date when the felling of some 5000 trees is expected to wrap up. While the blockade continued in the national park, police and protesters involved in the event gave news conferences in Plzen and Prague, respectively.

Author: Sarah Borufka