Rebels from XR South West, XR Cymru/Wales and XR UK joined forces to shut down an illegal coal mine in South Wales. With determination and defiance, they locked themselves to the boat, disrupting the mining operation and demanding justice.
For over 8 months, the Ffos-y-Fran colliery has operated without a license, mining nearly 300,000 tonnes of coal and releasing close to a million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. The authorities have failed to intervene, allowing this planet-wrecking operation to continue unabated. But we refuse to stand by while our #Climate suffers.
We’re here to challenge the inaction and make a bold statement: STOP EXTRACTING AND SHIPPING COAL IMMEDIATELY AND FOR GOOD! We are willing to put our liberty on the line because the government and police have failed to act.
Join us in solidarity as we maintain the blockade day and night for at least a week, escalating our action this weekend.
On July 8th, a peaceful mass march organised by No More Coal will converge on the mine with one message: NO MORE DESTRUCTION!
”We encourage hundreds, even thousands, of people to come from all over the country to march on Ffos-y-Fran to tell them that we, the people, say no more.”
An enforcement notice is in effect, giving the mine owners 28 days to cease extraction. But if they appeal, the operations could continue for up to another year. We call on the local council and the Welsh Government to issue a “stop” notice and halt this illegal mining immediately.
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Rebels from XR South West, XR Cymru/Wales and XR UK joined forces to shut down an illegal coal mine in South Wales. With determination and defiance, they locked themselves to the boat, disrupting the mining operation and demanding justice. For over 8 months, the Ffos-y-Fran colliery has operated without a license, mining nearly 300,000 tonnes […]