Protest on the Bence

On April 29, 2015, about 150 people protested against a hydropower plant on the Bence (a tributary of the Vjosa), which is already under construction. The water of the Bence – one of the most beautiful and ecologically most valuable rivers in Albania – is to be diverted into pipelines in order to generate electricity. The residents of the valley have been protesting the construction of this project for years. On Thursday, the received support from the entire country for the first time. Also check out our videos from the protest!