February 16, 2016
For fifteen days now, locals and young activists, led by Young Friends of the Earth Norway, have been peacefully occupying machinery to prevent test drilling at a mining site near Førde fjord, west Norway.
A set of new activists have been climbing the mountain daily to chain themselves to the mining company’s machinery, only to be arrested by police, fined €1000 EUR each and given an exclusion order not to come near the mountain site. Each day a new set of young climate campaigners climbs the mountain again to take their place.
And they plan to continue their actions all week, culminating in a demonstration at the mining site on Saturday 20th February. They have asked for international support.
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