Winter smog across Balkans prompts protests calling for change

Widespread reliance on coal and wood fires has a severe impact on air quality, but this year, more people across region seek government action.

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    Winter smog is an annual misery across the Balkans region of Europe.

    Widespread reliance on coal and wood fires has a severe impact on air quality.

    But this year, a growing number of citizens across the region are taking to the streets to demand government action.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.


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