UK coal activists
Hundreds of environmental activists have invaded the UK’s largest opencast coalmine and halted operations across the vast site. Dressed in red boiler suits, groups of protesters crossed barbed wire fences to gain access to Ffos-y-fran mine near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales. Some chained themselves to machinery, others lay across access roads. Dozens of protesters, joined by local people, also blockaded the entrance to the mine’s headquarters.
- Also see Climate activists halt UK open-cast coal mine (The ecologist, 2020)