‘Parents against Air-Pollution’ has been planning its third air pollution protest on Sukhbaatar Square, on 18th of March. However, the Ulaanbaatar City Administration has suspended the demonstration because it coincides with the state ceremony for Armed-Services Day.
Since December, several hundred Mongolians have joined in these protests which have been organised by ‘Parents against Air-Pollution’. These demonstrations are a crowd funding campaign calling on the government to do more to protect citizens from air pollution and build hospitals.
The last winter has been the coldest in a decade and has seen the worst smog in the Mongolian capital for years. At its worst, the hospitals had problems coping with the large numbers of children and infants being brought in by anxious parents.