A rush and a push and this roundabout is ours… ODZ front’s day out

Front Harsien ODZ’s symbolic action highlights land use crisis in Malta with picnic on landscaped roundabout

Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.
Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.

The organisation formed in the aftermath of the award of some 20,000 square metres of virgin land to construction firm Sadeen for the development of a university campus, has protested the crisis of land use in Malta by staging a picnic on a roundabout.

Front Harsien ODZ carried out a symbolic action to draw the public’s attention to the problem of diminishing natural land in Malta.

Activists held the picnic on roundabouts next to a slogan reading ‘Without nature, look where we’ve ended up’.

Malta is, by far, the country with most built-up areas in the EU – 33% compared to the EU average of 5%, according to Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency.

“Land outside development zones continues to face the constant threat of development through unsustainable projects such as that of Sadeen’s institute,” Front Harsien ODZ said. “We reiterate our stance against development on ODZ land and in favour of protecting the people’s right to nature.”

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