Anti-coal activists announce major protests for 2017
Climate activist group Ende Gelände has announced it will hold at least two major protests against coal-fired power production in Germany this year. The activists said they would “block the production of coal in the Rhineland lignite fields - as long as possible” in a first protest scheduled for late August, with further action planned in November to coincide with the UN Climate Conference in Bonn. “We will show that opposition to coal is broad and diverse,” Ende Gelände said in the press release, adding that there was “little time left” if the international community wants to limit global warming in line with the Paris Agreement targets.
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