BHP Billiton - Dirty Energy protests - picsTagged as: anti-nuclear antinuclear anti_nuclear climate climate_change coal energy environmentalism mining nuclear occupylondon repression social_struggles solidarity uranium workers_struggles
Published by group: Kick Nuclear
Campaigners from London Mining Network, Kick Nuclear, Colombia Solidarity Campaign, London Rising Tide, Occupy London and other groups gathered outside and inside Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton's central London AGM to protest the company's record of environmental damage and forced displacement of indigenous communities in Colombia, Australia, Indonesian Borneo and elsewhere, due to its extraction of dirty fuels, including coal and uranium.
Some of the group later visited the Australian High Commission, demanding to speak to an official about BHP's uranium mining activities and exploration on aboriginal lands in South and Western Australia. The 'diplomatic protection' police were called by the High Commission. When the police arrived, the protesters were ordered to leave the building.
See also the following reports on the AGM and demo:
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