Rampal power plant

Protesters blocks Bangladesh High Commission in London

Metro Desk

19 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Protesters blocks Bangladesh High Commission in London

Protesters on Thursday block the main entrance of Bangladesh High Commission in London with the demand to stop building Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans. - Sun photo

Climate justice activists in London called on Bangladesh government to stop building India-Bangladesh joint venture coal fired power station ‘Rampal power plant’ near the Sundarbans.

On Thursday, they blocked the main entrance of Bangladesh High Commission in London for three hours with their demand for scraping all industrial infrastructures in and around the Sundarbans.

Amidst heavy policing and non-stop rain, passionate climate and mangrove activists from Bangladesh and the UK continued their protest.

Protesters said that plant would destroy the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. Huge carbon emission, air, river and land pollution will cause destruction of the forest.

The protesters wanted to meet High Commissioner in London Saida Muna Tasneem and to hand over a memorandum, but she refused to meet the activists although received the memorandum.


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