The Internet’s great for spreading information between people all around the world. It’s also great for organizing people against developments they don’t like. Not that the extension of a parking lot at Auchan’s Dunakeszi store looks stoppable at this point. Local citizens don’t like the fact it will ruin a marshy area near the existing lot.
Citizens of Dunakeszi, activists in environmental protectionism and students rallied on Saturday for the marsh of Dunakeszi. Some weeks ago a debate had broken out among the defenders of the marsh (in Hungarian: láp) and the Auchan supermarket deciding to extend its parking lot on the marsh.
Two organizations, the Live Chain for Hungary (Élőlánc Magyarországért) and the Dunakeszi Peat Pond Environmentalist Foundation (Tőzegtó Környezetvédelmi Alapítvány) started a campaign against the extension of the supermarket, as according to them, the permission for the constructions is based upon an inappropriate statement made by László S. Nagy.