Young activists block Norwegian mine to protect fjord

350.org
February 16, 2016
Louise Hazan

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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