Conflict over wind farm leaves 5 injured by rubber bullets

Rubber bullet casings

Winnipeg Free Press

BUCHAREST, Romania – A clash between guards at a Czech wind farm project and local residents opposing the building of the €1.1 billion (US$1.42 billion) plant left five people injured by rubber bullets in southeastern Romania Monday, authorities said.

Police chief Adrian Ropotan said the mayor of Cogealac village, about 250 kilometres (155 miles) east of Bucharest, and dozens of local residents headed to the construction site to hand a fine to Czech power company CEZ for violating village planning permission. Continue reading