Global Warming Follies


A yellow bird?

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 13, 2008

You can’t make this stuff up.

Climate change protesters today hijacked a train taking coal to a Yorkshire power station as part of a campaign to close the plant, one of the largest in Europe.

Around 20 protesters began shovelling coal out of the trucks after ambushing the train on a bridge over the River Aire. Other members of the group attached lines to the wheels and were hanging off them over the river to prevent the train moving, one of the activists said.

The train was stopped with a red flag just short of Drax power station in North Yorkshire, the smoking towers of which loomed in the distance as police gathered at the scene.

Most of protesters were dressed in white overalls with hoods and wearing white masks. One was dressed as a yellow bird.

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