Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ashkelon went dark for one hour on Sunday night

Sunday night 6 Dec 2009:before 8 pm and after 8 pm
Residents of Ashkelon and the surrounding areas turned their lights off on Sunday night at 8 PM for one hour, in protest over the proposed construction of a coal-powered electricity plant in the area.
Ashkelon is leading the fight against the 3rd coal powerplant . Gily , my 8 year old daughter came back from school and reminded me we should turn off the lights from 8 pm till 9 pm. We finished all the preparations that needed lights- homework, dinner , preparing the school bag and at 8pm , we turned off all the lights, lit candles and she took a bath by candle light ....
We looked out our windows and saw that many houses took part in this protest .Not sure how this will affect the governement decision , but who knows?
Photos by Edi Israel

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