Greenpeace, the environmental campaign group, have hijacked a power station in Kent. Their takeover was spurred by the prime minister’s decision to approve the UK’s first coal plant in over three decades.
At the dead of night, fifty Greenpeacers launched a subversive attack on the Kingsnorth power plant. According to the Guardian:
“One group immobilised the conveyor belts carrying coal into the plant and chained themselves to the machinery. A second group with enough provisions to last for several days, began scaling a 200m ladder up the chimney which they painted with the words “Gordon Bin It”.”
The power station operated by German energy giant E.O.N. is working closely with the police to resolve the matter. A spokes man for the company said, “Greenpeace has every right to express their views, but we don’t think this is the right way to do it.”